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Determine if a ladder is the correct device to use for the situation.Your assessment will include the physical condition of both the ground and the area being reached, the height of the work, the type of work being done, and if other hazards are present.
Determine which type of ladder will be best. Always inspect the ladder before use, and set the ladder up correctly. This document discusses climbing up and down the ladder. Please see the other documents on Ladders from OSH Answers for more information.
Always make sure the ladder is tied or secured correctly before using. When climbing up or down, always:
Other tips include:
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