Ladder Safety Fact Sheet
To prevent injury when climbing, follow these procedures:
Position the ladder at a safe angle to prevent slipping. The hori- zontal distance from the base of the ladder to the structure should be one-quarter the length of the ladder to its resting position.
Make sure the base of the ladder has firm support and the ground or floor is level. Be very careful when placing a ladder on wet, icy, or otherwise slippery surfaces. Special blocking may be needed to prevent slipping in these cases.
Follow the manufacturer’s recommendations for proper use.
Check the condition of the ladder before using it. Joints must be tight to prevent wobbling or leaning.