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Week Three: Safety While Climbing ... See MoreSee Less

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Week Two: Safety Before the First Step.
Inspection & Set up
Before using a Ladder Inspect it. Look for things such as missing or broken rungs, cracks in the frame, rope is in good condition for an extension ladder.
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Week Two: Safety Before the First Step.
Inspection & Set up
Before using a Ladder Inspect it. Look for things such as missing or broken rungs, cracks in the frame, rope is in good condition for an extension ladder.Image attachment

Week One: Choosing Your Ladder
Ladders are built from one of three basic materials; wood, fiberglass, and metal (aluminum).

The environment of your work site is the first factor in choosing your ladder. For example, if you are working near sources of electricity, a metal ladder should be rejected since aluminum is an electrical conductor. On the other hand, if there are no electrical power sources in your work area, the aluminum ladder is the lightest weight when compared to fiberglass or wood.

There are also several kinds of ladders manufactured for a variety of uses. The evaluation of your work environment and knowledge of what ladders are available will allow you to choose the right ladder for the job. Each of the following considerations addresses safety issues in your work environment:

Will the ladder be resting on an uneven surface?
Is the work area crowded with people and/or materials?
What obstructions are in the path of the climb?

Next, the proper ladder length must be selected. It is unsafe to use a ladder that is too long or too short. When using a Step Ladder, standing on the top cap or the step below the top cap is not permitted due to the increased likelihood of losing your balance. Likewise, when using an Extension Ladder, the top three rungs are not to be used for climbing. A Straight Ladder and Extension Ladder are too long if ceiling height prohibits the ladder from being set-up at the proper angle. Safety standards require a label on the ladder to indicate the highest standing level.

What is the Duty Rating of the ladder? This is an indication of the maximum weight capacity the ladder can safely carry. To figure out the total amount of weight your ladder will be supporting, add:

Your Weight; plus
The Weight of Your Clothing and Protective Equipment; plus
The Weight of Tools and Supplies You Are Carrying; plus
The Weight of Tools and Supplies Stored on the Ladder

There are five categories of ladder Duty Ratings:

Type IAA (Extra Heavy Duty) 375 pounds
Type IA (Extra Heavy Duty) 300 pounds
Type I (Heavy Duty) 250 pounds
Type II (Medium Duty) 225 pounds
Type III (Light Duty) 200 pounds
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Week One: Choosing Your Ladder
Ladders are built from one of three basic materials; wood, fiberglass, and metal (aluminum).  

The environment of your work site is the first factor in choosing your ladder. For example, if you are working near sources of electricity, a metal ladder should be rejected since aluminum is an electrical conductor.  On the other hand, if there are no electrical power sources in your work area, the aluminum ladder is the lightest weight when compared to fiberglass or wood.  

There are also several kinds of ladders manufactured for a variety of uses.  The evaluation of your work environment and knowledge of what ladders are available will allow you to choose the right ladder for the job.  Each of the following considerations addresses safety issues in your work environment: 

Will the ladder be resting on an uneven surface?
Is the work area crowded with people and/or materials?
What obstructions are in the path of the climb?
 
Next, the proper ladder length must be selected. It is unsafe to use a ladder that is too long or too short.  When using a Step Ladder, standing on the top cap or the step below the top cap is not permitted due to the increased likelihood of losing your balance.  Likewise, when using an Extension Ladder, the top three rungs are not to be used for climbing. A Straight Ladder and Extension Ladder are too long if ceiling height prohibits the ladder from being set-up at the proper angle. Safety standards require a label on the ladder to indicate the highest standing level.

What is the Duty Rating of the ladder?  This is an indication of the maximum weight capacity the ladder can safely carry.  To figure out the total amount of weight your ladder will be supporting, add:

Your Weight; plus
The Weight of Your Clothing and Protective Equipment; plus
The Weight of Tools and Supplies You Are Carrying; plus
The Weight of Tools and Supplies Stored on the Ladder
 
There are five categories of ladder Duty Ratings:

Type IAA (Extra Heavy Duty)  375 pounds
Type IA (Extra Heavy Duty) 300 pounds
Type I (Heavy Duty)            250 pounds
Type II (Medium Duty)         225 pounds
Type III (Light Duty)                 200 poundsImage attachment

March is Ladder Safety Month ... See MoreSee Less

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2K General Company Inc.

This project is a 2,000 SF addition and renovation to the existing building. ... See MoreSee Less

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