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Ladder - Equipment Inspection Form

A ladder inspection checklist form listing features as serviceable or defective. Checklist items include loose steps, cracks, sharp edges, etc. Checkout the Forms Library »

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Fall Protection Overview

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, falls represent the #1 cause of death on the job (after transportation-related deaths). For this reason, ladders - along with other fall protection equipment - are treated with high importance when identifying hazards on a job-site.

Typical Ladder Inspection Questions

Typical ladder inspection questions include:

  • Loose steps or rungs (can be moved by hand)
  • Loose nails, screws, bolts or other materials
  • Cracked, split or broken uprights, braces, steps or rungs
  • Slivers on uprights, rungs or steps
  • Rungs, cleats and steps are uniformly spaced at 12" (+/- 2")
  • Rungs or steps missing
  • Rungs or steps on metal ladders corrugated or knurled
  • Free from grease, oil or slippery materials
  • Wooden parts free from splinters, cracks or decay
  • Wooden ladders cannot have opaque coatings
  • Joints between rungs and side rails tight (cannot be moved by hand)
  • Moveable parts operate freely
  • Damaged or work non-slip bases
  • Rails free from cracks or splits
  • Wobbly (from loose or worn parts when in the open position)
  • Do not exceed 20 feet in length
  • Loose or bent hinge spreaders
  • Broken stop on hinge spreaders
  • Sharp edges on spreaders
  • Loose hinges

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