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Objectives • After this module you should be able to • identify the most common fall hazards associated with your work • take the steps necessary to avoid those hazards
Extension Ladders • Make sure extension ladder locks are engaged • Never stand on the top three rungs • Don’t lean a ladder against a movable object • Ladder should extend 3 feet from its resting place
Ladder Angle • The ladder should be placed according to the Four-to-One Rule • For every 4 feet of rise, the base of the ladder should be 1 foot away from the object the ladder is resting against.
Non-Slip Boots • Slip-resistant soled boots should be worn when working on slippery surfaces.
Guarding holes and pits • Provide covers and/or guardrails to protect workers from fall hazards of open holes, pits, an ditches.
Activity: Ladder Demonstration • Warning labels and placards. • Proper pre-use inspection techniques. • Proper set-up procedures. • Proper use. • Handling & Storage considerations.
Check Your Knowledge • When is it OK to stand on the very top of a step ladder? • Never • When someone holds the ladder. • If your boss says you can. • If both your hands are free.
Check Your Knowledge 2.When using a ladder for access, how far above the surface must the ladder extend ? • 1 foot. • 2 feet • 3 feet. • 4 feet.
Check Your Knowledge 3. What is the best way to protect workers from falling into a hole or pit? • Placing a warning sign to alert the workers about it. • Assigning a guard to monitor the hole or pit. • Use a cover and/or guardrail. • Use caution tape around the hole.