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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

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

  • 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!

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