Dual Purpose Ladder Safety

• Only use the ladder on a firm level surface

• When used as a stepladder ensure that all four feet are in contact with the ground

• When used as a straight ladder ensure that both feet are in contact with the ground

• Special care should be taken to ensure all locking devices are engaged before use

• When transporting dual purpose ladders, they must be secured and transported in the stepladder mode.

• Regularly check ladder feet for excessive wear.

• When ascending or descending a ladder you must be facing the ladder and have three limbs in contact with the ladder at all times.

• Never stand or sit on the top cap. They are not designed to be used as a tread/seat.

• Never over reach when using a ladder - ensure your body is centred within the ladder stiles.

• Always descend the ladder prior to moving the ladder - do not attempt to make the ladder walk.

• Before moving a ladder take care to ensure that all tools and other items have been removed from the ladder.

• Do not use a closed stepladder as a non-self supporting ladder (e.g. leaning against a wall).

• Do not climb from one ladder to another.

• Do not use ladders as trestles, they are not designed for this.

• Never use a metal stepladder where an electrical hazard exists.

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