Ladder Safety 2.0

  • 4 topics | 19m 59s
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  • Transcripts
This course provides information about the safe use of portable and fixed ladders. The intent of the course is to provide the learner with information about the hazards involved with the use of ladders and control methods that will greatly reduce these hazards. The content in this course is designed to comply with the intent of the applicable regulatory requirements. Learner objectives are to identify hazards related to the general use of ladders and how to control these hazards; describe the types of portable ladders and their use, capacities, and safety considerations; describe the specific use, capacities, and safety features of fixed ladders; and specify proper guidelines for ladder care and maintenance. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by EnSafe Inc., a global professional services company focusing on engineering, environment, health and safety, and information technology. Please note, the course materials and content were current with the laws and regulations at the time of the last expert review, however, they may not reflect the most current legal developments. Nothing herein, or in the course materials, shall be construed as professional advice as to any particular situation with respect to compliance with legal statutes or requirements.


  • identify general safe practices for working with a ladder
  • identify safety practices for working with portable ladders
  • identify the correct placement of an extension or single ladder using the 4-to-1 rule
  • recognize support requirements for fixed ladders
  • identify characteristics of fall protection and safety devices for fixed ladders
  • recall proper guidelines for ladder care and maintenance
  • identify proper guidelines for storing ladders


  • Implementing General Safe Ladder Practices
  • Using Portable Ladders Safely
  • Using Fixed Ladders Safely
  • Maintaining and Storing Ladders