Step ladders are used to work at an elevated point above ground level.

A lot of accidents have been associated with its use, mainly, falling from height.

 

In this article, i will enumerate the safety precautions that should be taken into consideration when using the step ladder. This is captured in “Safe use of step a ladder”

Tips on the safe use of step a ladder

  1. Always follow manufacturers instructions and the ladder label
  2. Face the ladder while climbing up and down
  3. Keep slippery materials away from the ladder
  4. Use barricade to keep traffic away from areas the step ladder is in use
  5. Maintain a firm grip.
  6. Only put the step ladder on a stable and level surface
  7. Always maintain 3-point contact when using the ladder (Two hands and one foot or two feet and one hand)
  8. Check for and avoid overhead power lines
  9. Avoid pushing or pulling stepladders from the side.
  10. Never work on the last wrung of the step ladder

Safety on the use of the step ladder is paramount if we must be complete any job using a step ladder successfully.

Imbibe these safety procedures when using the step ladder always.

 

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By Ubongeh

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