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Using leaning ladders safely

Things to look for

Stiles need to be in good condition

Do not use the ladder if stiles are bent or split as the ladder could collapse.

Picture showing a poor condition ladder

Check the feet

Do not use the ladder if feet are missing, worn or damaged as the ladder could slip.

Picture of ladder feet

Check the rungs

Do not use the ladder if rungs are bent, missing or loose as the ladder could become unstable.

Picture of a ladder with missing rungs
Updated: 2014-01-29