Free Ladder Safety Resources
March is National Ladder Safety Month, and at J. Racenstein,we want to help promote the importance of staying safe on those ladders throughout the month. For this blog, we are going to look at some free resources available on the web to help you and your team be better prepared for preventing ladder-related injuries.
The American Ladder Institute offers a number of tools you can use for free, including online training. The program features four modules:
- Step Ladder Safety Training
- Single Ladders and Extension Ladders
- Articulated Ladders
- Mobile Ladder Stands and Mobile Ladder Stands Platforms
Each module consists of a pre-test, a “video-rich” training session (under 30 minutes), and a post test.
They also offer free printable resources, such as the Ladder Safety Checklist below.
The OSHA website offers a number of free materials that can be reproduced — many available in both English and Spanish — including booklets, quick cards, and even posters like the one below.
eLCOSH (Electronic Library of Construction Occupational Safety and Health)
Developed by the Center for Construction Research and Training, the eLCLOSH website offers a wealth of information and free ladder-safety resources, including Toolbox Talks, handouts, and case studies. I typed in the word “ladder” in the search bar and 19 pages worth of resources came up. Dig around and you can find other applicable safety topics as well. Great site!
At J. Racenstein, all of our training classes include the importance on how to do the work safely. We also carry a wide variety of ladder-related products to help keep you safe, as well as water fed poles to keep you on the ground. Look around our website or give us a call and we’ll be happy to help you with your specific needs.