Ladder Safety Training
Ladder Safety Training Quiz
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1. You should never use a ladder in high winds.
Never set up or use a ladder in a high wind, especially a lightweight metal or fiberglass type. Wait until the air is calm enough to insure safety.
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2. You should always look for overhead power lines before handling a ladder.
Keep all ladders and other tools in the SAFE ZONE, at least 10 feet from any power lines. Always make sure that, if the ladder fell, it would not contact any power lines or other electrical equipment. Remember that tree branches near high-voltage power lines can conduct electricity.
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3. Which of the following is UNSAFE when using a ladder
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4. The mis-use of ladders leads to ______ deaths per year.
ccording to the World Health Organization, the United States leads the world in ladder deaths. Each year, there are more than 164,000 emergency room-treated injuries and 300 deaths in the U.S. that are caused by falls from ladders.
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5. You should always face the ladder when moving up or down.
Always face the ladder and use both hands to climb and descent. Keep three limbs on the ladder at all times. Carry tools in a tool belt or raise and lower them with a hand line. Always hold on with one hand and never reach too far to either side or to the rear.
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6. Never use a metal ladder on or around electrical elements.
When working on or around electricity or an electrical circuit or equipment, ladder safety should be observed. There are many different types of ladders, and they are made of different materials. Metal ladders should never be used when dealing with electricity. Always choose a non-conductive ladder made of wood or fiberglass.
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7. It is OK to use the top of a step ladder as a seat.
Never sit or stand on the top rung or step of the step ladder. This makes the ladder very unstable and prone to tip over! Do not move or shift a ladder while a person or equipment is on the ladder. This could cause the materials or person to fall and cause serious injury.
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8. You should always consult the manufacturer's guidelines on the appropriate use of a ladder.
To minimize falls from ladders, you should always follow the manufacturer's guidelines for acceptable use.
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9. Type I ladders are industrial ladders for general use and have a weight capacity of 375 lbs.
The five categories of ladder duty ratings 1 are:
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10. Ladders are rated according to their load capacity.
Whatever the size and shape, all ladders come with a duty rating — the maximum weight each is designed to carry.
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11. You should never straddle the space between a ladder and another object.
Keep both feet on the ladder when standing on it. Never straddle the space between a ladder and another object
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12. What should you do when using a ladder in traffic path or doorway?
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13. Never carry tools in your hands while climbing up/down a ladder.
Carry tools in a tool belt or raise tools up using a hand line. Never carry tools in your hands while climbing up/down a ladder.
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14. Which is NOT a common cause of ladder injuries?
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15. How many rungs should there be between the top of a stepladder and the rung you are standing on to stay safe?
Center body on the ladder and keep belt buckle between the rails while maintaining a firm grip. DON'T stand above the second step from the top of a stepladder or the fourth rung from the top of an extension ladder. DON'T climb on the back of a stepladder. DON'T stand or sit on a stepladder top or pail shelf.
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16. How often should ladders be inspected?
Ladders must be inspected for visible defects before each use. While in use, a ladder may go through conditions that may impact its integrity. A ladder with compromised integrity will not be safe for use.
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17. Did you watch the YouTube videos "Ladder Setup and Placement Training" AND "Werner Ladder - Climbing Pro Ladder Safety Training"?
You must view the YouTube video titled " videos "Ladder Setup and Placement Training" AND "Werner Ladder - Climbing Pro Ladder Safety Training"" prior to receiving your certification (even if you received a passing score on this quiz).
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18. Never stand beyond this point on an extension ladder to properly maintain balance.
The highest permitted standing level on an extension ladder is four rungs down from the top. Keep in mind that the highest standing level on a stepladder should be two steps down from the top. A person standing higher may lose their balance and fall.
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19. When selecting a ladder based on its duty rating, which is NOT taken into consideration?
The Duty Rating is defined as the maximum safe load capacity of the ladder. A person's fully clothed weight plus the weight of any tools and materials that are carried onto the ladder must not exceed the Duty Rating.
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20. Which of the following is UNSAFE when using a ladder?
When using a ladder:
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21. If a ladder is found to be defective on the jobsite, you should:
Never use a defective ladder. Ladders must be inspected prior to each use. Withdraw damaged ladders immediately from service for repair or destruction.
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22. Short ladders can be spliced together to make a long ladder.
Never splice or tie two short ladders together to make a long section. You must you the appropriate length of ladder for the task.
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23. The base of a ladder should be placed so that it is one foot away from the structure for every four feet of height to where the ladder rests against the building.
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24. How far must a ladder extend beyond the roof line if you are going to climb onto the structure?
When portable ladders are used for access to an upper landing surface, the ladder side rails shall extend at least 3 feet (.9 m) above the upper landing surface to which the ladder is used to gain access; or, when such an extension is not possible because of the ladder's length, then the ladder shall be secured at its top to a rigid support that will not deflect, and a grasping device, such as a grabrail, shall be provided to assist employees in mounting and dismounting the ladder. In no case shall the extension be such that ladder deflection under a load would, by itself, cause the ladder to slip off its support.
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25. If something you need is out of your reach while you are on a ladder, what should you do?
It is always safer to move the ladder than to overreach. Leaning too far to one side, and reaching too far overhead, can make you lose your balance and fall.
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26. Metal ladders can be used near electrical sources if it has rubber feet at the bottom.
Metal ladders and wood ladders with metal reinforcement wire can conduct electricity, which can shock or kill anyone touching the ladder or touching someone in contact with the ladder. Always choose a nonconductive ladder made of wood or fiberglass.
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