Thursday, November 23, 2017

Ladders & Scaffolding

Safety meetings related to ladders, stairs and scaffolding safety

Supported Scaffolds

Supported scaffolds consist of one or more platforms supported by outrigger beams, brackets, poles, legs, uprights, posts, frames, or similar rigid support. Supported scaffolds include fabricated frame scaffolds, tube and coupler scaffolds, wall brackets, form brackets, ladder jack and pump jack scaffolds.

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Portable Ladder Safety

There are three basic types of portable ladders – tepladders, extension ladders and straight or single ladders. This safety talk presents information for choosing, using, storing and maintaining each type safely.

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Ladder Safety

Falls are responsible for 17.4 percent of all fatal work injuries, so taking time to be safe on a ladder is important. A very important factor in ladder safety is the correct placement of the ladder.

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