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Portable Ladders - Safety Talk

This Slideshare presentation is a partial preview of the full business document. To view and download the full document, please go here: http://flevy.com/browse/business-document/portable-ladders-safety-talk-523 Portable ladders are a simple and commonly used piece of equipment in industry. The main types of portable ladders used are the: ? single ladder; ? extension ladder; and ? step ladder. These can be made from timber, metal, aluminium alloy or fibreglass.
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  • 1. Portable Ladders Page 1 of 10 © PA Services Group - SMARTsafe 2013 Document Number: ST011 Revision 2013 1.0 Portable Ladders SAFETY AWARENESS KEPT SIMPLE SMARTsafe Safety Talks - ST011 This pack contains: • 7 - Page Talk Text • 7 - OHP Presentation Slide Pack Using the talks (Extract “How to Present Safety Talks”): Plan which topic you want to discuss with your team. Read through the script before you hold the meeting to familiarise yourself with the material. Start the talk with a comment that makes the topic relevant to the team. For example, if you have seen a number of people using ladders incorrectly, use this as your opening comment. Follow the script but don’t read straight from the page. The script is only a prompt and it will sound better if you use your own words. Ask the questions as they appear in the script. It is important you do this because they are a lead in to the next section of your talk. Give the team enough time to answer the questions. Safety talks can be boring for the team if you are the only one talking. Hand out the information sheets as they appear in the script. Don’t hand out all the information sheets at the start of the talk otherwise there is a temptation for the team to read ahead and not listen to the points you are making. Collect the information sheets at the end of the talk so they can be used again. Safety Talk Mini - Delivery Pack To obtain your full Safety Talk Delivery Pack go to: www.smartsafe.com.au The full Safety Talk pack contains MS Office Editable documents : • 7 - Page Talk Text • 7 - OHP Presentation Slide Pack • 14 - A5 talk Handout Sheets • Assessment and Assessment Answers Sheet • Employee Attendance Register • A “How to Present Safety Talks Guide”
  • 2. Portable Ladders Page 4 of 10 © PA Services Group - SMARTsafe 2013 Document Number: ST011 Revision 2013 1.0 CHECKING METAL LADDERS “What types of faults should you look for with metal or aluminium ladders?” Hand out sheet 2 – Checking metal ladders The main faults to check for with metal ladders are: twisted or deformed ladder parts; heat or chemical damage, such as corrosion of aluminium due to contact with caustic soda; sharp edges or burrs; and loose or missing rivets and screws. CHECKING A SINGLE LADDER A single ladder is the simplest of all ladders but even though they are very basic in design, there are some important checks that you should carry out before using one. Hand out sheet 3 – Checking single type ladders Check the ladder stiles for: twisting or bowing; spreading - the distance between the inside faces of the stiles should be the same along the entire length of the ladder; and the condition of the bottom face of the stiles - they should be fitted with an slip resistant surface or slip resistant feet. Check the ladder rungs for: side to side movement between the stiles; and rotation - the rungs should sit tight against the stiles and should not turn. Ladder rungs should be evenly spaced along the ladder at 300 mm intervals. Single ladders must be fitted with steel tie rods below the top and bottom rungs, and below every sixth rung. Tie rods are either riveted at each end, or fitted with a nut at each end. They are designed to tension the two stiles and keep the stiles and rungs “locked” together. Check and make sure the tie rods are not: missing; distorted; or loose. This document is a partial preview. Full document download can be found on Flevy: http://flevy.com/browse/document/portable-ladders-safety-talk-523
  • 3. Portable Ladders Page 7 of 10 © PA Services Group - SMARTsafe 2013 Document Number: ST011 Revision 2013 1.0 SELECTING AND POSITIONING A LADDER You must select the correct type of ladder for the area in which it is going to be used. The two simple rules to remember are: 1. portable metal ladders or timber ladders with metal fittings must not be used where there is a risk of contact with electricity - fibreglass ladders should be used instead; and 2. portable aluminium alloy ladders must not be used where they could be exposed to corrosive chemicals such as acids or caustic soda. How you position and secure the ladder is an important part of ladder safety. Incorrect positioning and securing can cause the ladder to become unstable causing you to slip and fall. “What are some of the mistakes people can make when positioning a ladder?” Hand out sheet 6 - Positioning and securing ladders Make sure your ladder is positioned in the following way: set at an angle of 75 degrees or on a 4 to 1 ratio - one metre (3 Feet) out from the vertical for every 4 metres (13 Feet) of supported ladder length; the end of the ladder extends at least 1 metre (3 Feet) past the step off point - particularly when it is leading to a platform or landing, so that you can maintain hand contact while stepping onto or off the ladder; the stile feet are resting on a firm and level surface; and the ladder is lashed with rope to the top support to prevent movement. Some people try to gain extra height by: standing the ladder on top of other objects; or lashing two short ladders together. This isn’t just being careless but plain lazy. If the ladder isn’t long enough for the job, go and find another ladder of the correct length - don’t improvise.This document is a partial preview. Full document download can be found on Flevy: http://flevy.com/browse/document/portable-ladders-safety-talk-523
  • 4. Portable Ladders Page 10 of 10 © PA Services Group - SMARTsafe 2013 Document Number: ST011 Revision 2013 1.0 LICENCE AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY Under copyright laws, the documentation may not be copied, photocopied, reproduced, translated or reduced to any electronic medium or machine-readable form, in whole or in part or sold or distributed without the prior written consent of PA Services Group Pty Ltd. SMARTsafe is a registered trademark of the PA Services Group. Copyright 2013 PA Services Group Pty Ltd GPO Box 924, Brisbane QLD 4001 www.smartsafe.com.au Email: info@smartsafe.com.au Under no circumstances shall PA Services Group Pty Ltd or associated Companies be liable for any loss, damage or injury (including without limitation any loss of profit, indirect, consequential or incremental loss, damage or injury) arising from the supply of this TALK or use of the MATERIAL and any accompanying written materials or any failure by PA Services Group Pty Ltd or trademarks products branded SMARTsafe perform any obligation or observe any terms of this agreement. By using this material the Purchaser agrees to the above terms. The laws of Australia govern this agreement. The artwork “IMAGES” in the Safety Talks are incorporated for viewing purposes. Reproducing the “IMAGES” in other documents or transferring them in electronic form is a breach of third party copyright. The “IMAGES” used in this material are drawn from photo stock and other sources. PA Services Group Pty Ltd has the right to make periodic changes, additions and deletions to the material and products described within the publications without notice. DISCLAIMER The information presented in the Safety Talks has been compiled from sources believed reliable. However it cannot be assumed that all acceptable measures are contained within the talk nor that other additional measures may not be required under particular, specific or exceptional circumstances and that your company, manufactures or statutory procedures and rules may apply and take precedence over this material. This document is a partial preview. Full document download can be found on Flevy: http://flevy.com/browse/document/portable-ladders-safety-talk-523
  • 5. Portable Ladders – ST011 © PA Services Group - SMARTsafe 2013 • Sharp edges and burrs • Metal fatigue and cracks • Corrosion due to contact with acids or caustic soda • Twisted or deformed ladder parts • Loose or missing screws and rivets Sheet 2 – Checking Metal Ladders This document is a partial preview. Full document download can be found on Flevy: http://flevy.com/browse/document/portable-ladders-safety-talk-523
  • 6. Portable Ladders – ST011 © PA Services Group - SMARTsafe 2013 • Loose top plate • Loose batten screws • Warped or twisted back leg • Cracked or split batten • Frayed or cut cords • Seized hinges • Loose tread or missing screws • Split or cracked stile Metal spreader arms should be locked into place when the ladder is fully spread Sheet 5 – Checking Step Ladders This document is a partial preview. Full document download can be found on Flevy: http://flevy.com/browse/document/portable-ladders-safety-talk-523
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