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How should straight and extension ladders be stored?
Last Updated: 22nd March, 2020
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Consequently, how are ladders supposed to be stored?
Ladders should be stored horizontally on racks with an adequate number of support points. Ladders should not be stored near heat sources or near dampness or in the sunlight or in any other condition that may damage the ladder. Ladders should be annually inspected by a 'Competent' person.
what should be done with a ladder when it is not in use? Do not use a ladder that has cracks, lose or corroded rivets, defective braces, or parts (including the slip resistant feet) that are in poor condition. Make sure it is free of grease or oil or other slippery substances. Open the stepladder spreaders and shelf fully and lock the braces.
Thereof, can ladders be stored standing up?
When storing portable step ladders, make sure they are folded shut and secured in an upright position so they do not sag or twist. Portable extension ladders should be stored so they will remain flat and evenly supported. Do not use a stored ladder to hang tools and equipment.
What is the 1 in 4 rule for ladders?
When placing your ladder, remember the four-to-one rule: for every four feet of height you have to climb, move the base one foot away from the wall.