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Ladder Safety Checklists

Regular equipment safety inspections and workplace training can help prevent injuries when operating ladders. Ladder self-inspections can help identify defects that may lead to serious injuries caused by lifting a ladder, slipping or falling, or a ladder collapsing. Proper training should ensure the right ladder is used for the given task and that workers are aware of the key risks.

iAuditor is the world’s leading inspection app and can be used to conduct ladder safety inspections, improve workplace training and identify areas for improvement. Get started with these free sample checklists.

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Ladder Inspection Checklist

Use this checklist to inspect an individual ladder to ensure that it passes quality and safety measures. Begin by creating a ladder profile by taking a photo of the ladder, tag and its components. Next, check equipment quality, capture defects and rate the overall condition of the ladder. Lastly, provide recommendations to improve equipment safety.

Ladder Setup and Usage Checklist

This template can be used by managers and safety teams to inspect if a ladder was set up and used properly during operations. Start by recording the nature of work and identifying the type of ladder used to perform the task. Then evaluate the process of setting up and climbing up a ladder. Lastly, provide recommendations to improve safety.

PPE Safety Checklist

Proper usage of PPE can reduce the risk of falling or tripping when using a ladder. Use this template to select the appropriate equipment associated with the task being performed when using a ladder. Record hazards that may be in contact with the body, select the correct PPE and inspect PPE condition by taking photo evidence. Use iAuditor to ensure quality PPE before use to prevent serious injuries that may be encountered.

Accident Injury Report Form

Keeping an accident report helps track improvement on ladder safety. Use this template to document accidents caused by faulty ladders, improper use of ladder or not wearing recommended PPE. Start by recording information of the injured person, injury details, contributing factors and recommendations. You may also include emergency services involved, hospitalization information and witness statements. Use iAuditor to take photo evidence of the injury and track accident location.

General Ladder Safety Tips

ladder safety tips

A. When inspecting a ladder

  • Check for tags or labels to know the use case of the ladder
  • Should be free from dents, cracks and damages
  • Locks, bolts, rivets and other components should work perfectly
  • Steps and rungs must be free from oils and dirts
  • Label the ladder “Do Not Use” if you see any damages

B. When using a ladder

  • Choose a safe location. Avoid setting it up on uneven surfaces
  • Never use it during bad weather conditions
  • Use a firm level footing and clear area hazards
  • Always face the ladder when climbing up or down
  • Use a 3-point contact