University Safety and Assurances

Ladder Safety

Date: Monday, September 22, 2014

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  1. Metal ladders can be used near electrical sources if they have rubber feet at the bottom?

    True
    False

  2. How far must a ladder extend beyond the roof line if you are going to climb onto the structure?

    1 foot
    3 feet
    6 feet
    None of the Above

  3. The base of a ladder should be placed so that it is _____ feet away from the structure for every four feet of height to where it rests against the building.

    1 foot
    2 feet
    3 feet
    None of the Above

  4. The “Duty Rating” of a ladder is based upon the worker’s weight and height.

    True
    False

  5. "Type III” is the highest “Duty Rating” (maximum safe capacity load)

    True
    False

  6. The longer the ladder, the higher “Duty Ratings”

    True
    False

  7. Fiberglass ladders are best because they are strong, light-weight and indestructible.

    True
    False

  8. If only a short height needs to be accessed it is OK to lean a step ladder against a wall, providing it is closed.

    True
    False

  9. How often should a ladder be inspected?

    Once a Year
    Monthly
    Prior to Each Use None of the above

  10. When ascending and descending stairs, carry ladder with one hand and hold stair rail with the other hand.

    True
    False