National Ladder Safety

Ladders at home are not inherently safer than those at the workplace. In fact, they are more likely to be less safe as they do not have the same rigorous inspection schedule or procedures for use. Let’s be honest, when we need to use a ladder at home we simply grab it and go. Falls account for 25% of accidental deaths in homes and that count is increasing. This year, we can begin to make a positive impact on this terrible trend and on the lives of our family, friends, and community by implementing ladder safety at home through inspections and proper use.
Spring is here, and with it comes the beginning of home maintenance season. Ladders will be in use outdoors as gutters are cleaned, trees are pruned, and houses are painted.
In 2021, there were 113,500 preventable injury related deaths in homes throughout the United States. Nearly one quarter of those were related to accidental falls.
Let's Begin to Take Steps to Prevent These Incidents.
Proper Use:
When using a ladder at home, follow these rules to assure you are using the ladder properly:
Ladder Inspections:
Before putting the ladder to use, take the time to inspect it. Check for the following conditions: