Platform Stepladder Safety

• Always ensure that the ladder is placed on a firm level surface.

• Check that each foot is in contact with the surface.

• Ensure that the platform is fully engaged before climbing the ladder

• Do not use a ladder if the spreader is missing, loose or damaged.

• 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.

• Do not 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.

• Do not use a closed platform 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 as they are not designed for this type of use.

• Never use a metal step ladder where an electrical hazard exists.

Bailey FS10723 Platform Stepladder