Featherlite Safety Presentation ver 11 28 2012
Transcript Featherlite Safety Presentation ver 11 28 2012
Tens of thousands of people are injured, and
hundreds killed in North America every year
while using ladders.
Our objective today is to reduce YOUR risk of
a future ladder incident through education and
adoption of a 3-Step Ladder Safety Program,
Almost all incidents can be traced to the
incorrect application or misuse of a ladder.
In what environment will the ladder be
-Working on, or in the vicinity of, live electrical
-In a corrosive atmosphere?
-On uneven, severely sloped, or otherwise
Consider ladders fitted with…
-Adjustable leg-levelers when using
extension ladders on uneven,
-Combination ladders for use in
Fibreglass ladders instead
-DO NOT use Aluminum…
-On, or around, electrical circuits
-In highly corrosive environments.
- What kind of ladder? …Step, straight,
extension, or combination ladder ?
- What size of ladder is required to perform the task?
- What is the maximum load the ladder must support? (Weight of person +
clothes + tools + materials)
SPECIAL HEAVY DUTY, designed for heavier
loads and the most demanding industrial and
EXTRA HEAVY DUTY, designed for frequent
use in maintenance, construction and
GRADE 1A TYPE 1A
HEAVY DUTY INDUSTRIAL, designed for
use by contractors, maintenance,
construction and industrial applications
MEDIUM DUTY COMMERCIAL, designed for
moderate use by homeowners, painters,
LIGHT DUTY HOUSEHOLD, designed for
household chores, cleaning, painting
Step ladders are designed to be free standing,
are available in a variety of sizes ranging from
2’ to 16’.
-Used for most typical one-person job
-A range of lengths from 2’ to 16’
-Available in aluminum and fibreglass
Trestle or Two-Way step ladders can be
climbed from either side, or support two
people on opposite sides.
-For use when two persons
must access the same work
-One person per side at a time
-A range of lengths from 3’ –
-Available in Fibreglass and
-For repeated/sustained work at
-Provides maximum user
comfort and stability
-One person at a time
-A range of sizes 4’ – 16’
-Available in fibreglass and
Straight and Extension ladders require both the top
and bottom of the ladder to be supported.
-Available in a variety of sizes ranging from 8’ to 60’.
-Available in aluminum and fibreglass.
-A combination of step, straight and extension
-Available in 3 types : Articulating , Articulating
& Telescoping, and 3-Way
-One or more pairs of lockable
articulating hinges allow setup in
several positions, including :
-Available in 12’ – 16’
-All features of articulating ladders plus independent length adjustment of each side
-BEST CHOICE for frequent stairwell work
-Available in 12’-23’ lengths
-Excellent utility including
- A range of lengths from 6’ – 13’
-Available in both aluminum and
-Extruded shapes to meet specific load requirements.
-Comparatively light weight.
-Conducts heat and electricity and should not be
used in areas where the above or highly corrosive conditions
-Pultruded shapes of continuous glass fibres and matts encapsulated in plastic res
-Used with aluminum steps/rungs to satisfy specific load and strength requiremen
-A non-conductor of heat and electricity.
-Designed to meet specific load requirements
-Easily assembled by welding.
-Susceptible to rust and corrosion.
-Conducts heat and electricity and should not be used in areas
where the above or highly corrosive conditions exist
PLACE BASE OF LADDER ONE
FOOT OUT FROM WALL OR
OVERHANG FOR EVERY 4 FEET OF
EXTENDED LADDER LENGTH
•ALWAYS INSPECT YOUR LADDER PRIOR TO USE
•Metal ladders conduct electricity. Keep away from electrical circuits.
•Do not use in high winds or during a storm.
•Do not use in poor health, if taking drugs or alcoholic beverages,
or if physically handicapped.
•Keep bottom of shoes clean. Leather soles should not be worn.
•Never leave ladder set up and unattended.
•Pay close attention to what you are doing.
• Do not overload.
Read all labels and follow all
-Never use a step ladder over 16
feet. Proper scaffolding is the
correct product. Ladders are not
intended to be used as or on
-Set all feet on firm, level surface. Do not
place on unstable, loose, or slippery surfaces.
-Keep body centered between side rails. Do
not overreach. Get down and move ladder as
-Do not climb, stand, or sit on spreader braces,
ladder top, or pail shelf
-Do not straddle front and back. Do not climb
from one ladder onto another.
-Avoid pushing or pulling off to the side of ladder. Do
not "walk" or “jump" ladder while on it.
-Never use a step ladder as a straight ladder
leaning against a wall.
-Remove oil, grease, mud or any other
foreign substance from hands and shoe
soles before climbing.
-Never use a ladder on surfaces covered
with oil, grease or ice.
-Make sure the ladder is placed on an even, hard surface.
-Use rubber safety feet on concrete or paved surfaces. Use
spiked feet on grass or loose surfaces.
-Make sure rung locks are engaged before climbing.
There should be only one person on the ladder at a time.
Maintain 3 points of contact with the ladder at all
Once the correct ladder for your task has been
selected, the ladder should be carefully
inspected before each use. Many accidents are
caused by the use of unsafe or damaged
ladders and can lead to severe injury or death.
NEVER USE A DAMAGED LADDER.
A see through separation of fiberglass lamination visible
from both sides. The ladder should be removed from
service until the rail can be replaced or the ladder
2. GOUGE / HOLE
A puncture that is visible from both sides. The
ladder should be removed from service until
the rail can be replaced or the ladder disposed
3. RESIN SURFACE CRACK
If a surface crack does not penetrate the laminate layer,
apply a coating of polyurethane clear-coat or equal.
Inspect regularly to ensure it has not expanded. If
moisture has penetrated the rail, then the ladder
should be replaced.
Only a certain number of items that can be repaired in the
field. If in doubt check with a Featherlite authorized dealer or a Featherlite
representative. The following is a list of the most common parts that can be replaced
by a qualified maintenance individual:
• PROTECTIVE END CAPS
• ROPE ASSEMBLY
• RUNG LOCKS
• SLIDE GUIDES
• COG WHEELS
• SAFETY FEET
• RIVETED RUNGS
LADDER INSPECTION FORM
TYPE OF LADDER_________________
SIZE OF LADDER_________________
TYPE OF MATERIAL________________
RUNGS / STEPS
ROPE AND PULLEY
REMOVE FROM SERVICE AND DESTROY
REMOVE FROM SERVICE AND REPAIR [REPAIR DUE DATE _________________ ]
OK TO RETURN TO SERVICE
and inspection of your
ladders will keep them
following is a sample of
a Featherlite Ladder
Inspect every ladder in the fleet, regardless of the manufacturer. Using
the information gathered the ladders will be categorized into 4 main
-DISCARD .... Ladders which are below the duty rating agreed on with the
customer; and, ladders which are beyond repair.
-TAG FOR REPAIR .... Using approved ladder replacement parts
-APPROVE ..... Ladders that are OK as is ( regardless of manufacturer)
-REPLACE ... All discarded ladders with new ladders within the agreed
Ladder # Review or Mill Region/Dept
S 101 *
S 102 DQ
S 103 *
Material Length Comments
Back brace broken, wet, label
4408 Mfg 12 97 Btm L. Rail
bent,Step profile at risk
4410 Mfg 10 98, Pail Tray
6410 Mfg 08 06
6906 Mfg 10 08
S 107 *
4406, Left Rail bent, Step bent,
Pail tray removed
S 108 DQ
3984 14 Bent rungs, Label
S 109 DQ
Weld holes in rung, rung
missing, No rope
S 110 *
4224 Rope missing, some rung
Pail tray missing, wet
Ladder # Review or Mill Region/Dept
Pail tray missing, wet
6808-AA New 07 11
3220D New 03 11
3216D New 03 11
3220D New 11 11
3228D New 08 11
3228D 10 11
6904 New 11 11
6806-AA New 12 11
6808-AA New 02 11
3403 08 08
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