If you use rolling ladders in your warehouse, ensuring that each of your employees knows how to properly use a rolling ladder will help prevent them from being injured while using one in the workplace. At Commander Warehouse, we understand how important it is to implement a ladder safety program that is tailored to meet your unique warehouse space. That is why, in addition to selling a range of different rolling ladders, we will also take the time to ensure that you know the best safety practices for using a rolling ladder.
When setting up a rolling ladder it is important to ensure that it is being set up and used in a way that adheres to the safety instructions and warnings outlined on the ladder’s label. Make sure that the rolling ladder is set up and positioned where it will be out of the way of people and vehicle traffic. If the ladder needs to be set up in a spot where it may interfere with the work of others, it is a good idea to use safety cones to guide traffic away from the ladder.
2. Inspecting a Rolling Ladder
Before using a rolling ladder, it should always be inspected for any signs of damage or wear and tear. It is also important to ensure that the ladder is placed on dry, level ground, away from any slipping hazards. If you are able to rock the ladder by pushing on it, then it should be repositioned.
3. Using a Rolling Ladder
Only one employee should ever be on a rolling ladder at a time. If the job requires the help of a second person, they can stand next to the rolling ladder to provide assistance when needed. Employees should never try to add extra height to the platform at the top of the rolling ladder by standing on boxes or buckets. It is also important to note that the rolling ladder should never be moved or repositioned while someone is using it. If the ladder needs to be relocated, it will first need to be cleared of any personnel or tools.
4. Storing the Ladder for Future Use
While the rolling ladder is not in use, make sure to store it in a secure, dry location to help prevent it from being damaged, as well as to minimize wear and tear.
If you would like to learn more about how to properly use a rolling ladder, or if you are interested in one of our rolling ladders, please contact Commander Warehouse at one of our four locations across Western Canada or by filling out a contact form on our website.
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