At Commander Warehouse, we want to help ensure that your employees are working as safely as possible. That is why we have put together a list of some simple warehouse rolling ladder safety tips that can be used to help cut down the number of ladder-related accidents in your warehouse space.
1. Inspect the Ladder Before Using it
Before using any rolling ladder, it is always a good idea to inspect the ladder to ensure that it will not move while you are climbing it. If the ladder has brakes, check them to make sure that they stay locked. It is also important to check any rubber attachments that come into contact with the floor to make sure that they have not completely worn down or fallen off. If the ladder has any signs of wear or tear, it should be fixed as soon as possible.
2. Follow All Ladder Regulations
Make sure to follow any ladder rules, warning, or regulations that have been outlined, either on the ladder’s stickers or in the employee handbook. This especially applies to the maximum load rating. Even if you are the only person on the ladder, make sure to take into account the weight of the tools and materials being used to ensure that you do not surpass the maximum weight.
3. Work with a Partner
When working on a rolling ladder, it is much safer to have a partner hand you things once you are at the top of the ladder than trying to carry everything alone. Working with a partner can also come in handy when moving the ladder, as it will allow you to better maneuver around any obstacles.
4. Position the Ladder Carefully
Before climbing the ladder, make sure that it is positioned in a way that will allow you to reach whatever you need. Taking the time to carefully position the ladder will prevent you from having to overreach or from making other mistakes.
5. Always Use the Three-Point Rule
One of the most basic rules of using any type of ladder is to follow the three-point rule. This means that you should have three points of contact on the ladder at all times (two feet and one hand or two hands and one foot).
If you would like to learn more warehouse rolling ladder safety tips, or if you are interested in one of our warehouse storage solutions, 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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