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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.

Bent ladder up against a wall and detail showing crumpling of frame near rung

Check the feet

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

Ladder with no feet and damage to stile ends

Check the rungs

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

Ladder with missing rungs
Updated: 2020-10-12