DONLEY’S POLICY IS:
WHEREVER THERE IS A POINT OF ACCESS WITH A BREAK IN ELEVATION OF 19 INCHES OR MORE, PROVIDE STAIRWAY; LADDER; RAMP; RUNWAY; EMBANKMENT; OR PERSONNEL HOIST
- Use ladders mainly for climbing to or from other levels. o If you can, work from scaffolds or scissor lifts instead of ladders; they are safer.
- Employees must be trained in ladder use.
- All points of access between levels must be kept clear to permit free passage.
- When a ladder serves simultaneous two-way traffic or ≥ 25 employees in the area, use:
- A double-cleated ladder or ≥ 2 ladders.
- Ladders must not be tied or fastened together to create longer sections.
- ≥ 2 ladders used to access an upper level must be offset with a platform or landing.
- Wood ladders must not be painted with a coating that can hide defects or labels.
- Ladders must not be loaded beyond manufacturer's rated capacity.
- Ladders must be used only on stable/level surfaces unless secured.
- Ladders must have slip-resistant feet.
- Ladders that can be displaced must be secured or barricaded.
- Ladders must not be moved, shifted, or extended while in use.
- Ladders must have nonconductive siderails.
- Keep ladders and tools ≥10 feet away from live overhead power lines.
SAFETY REMINDER - ALWAYS INSPECT A LADDER BEFORE USE!