Ladder Safety For Aviation
Ladder accidents are commonly caused by improper selection, care, or use. Some of the more common hazards are involving ladders include instability, electrical shock, and falls, all of which can be predicted or prevented. Other factors contributing to ladder incidents include complacency about the potential danger, lack of attention when climbing or descending, overreaching, and more.
This video examines these potential hazards and unsafe behaviors and provides procedures to minimize risk when using any of the 5 ladder types common in aviation facilities: Step Ladders, Two-sided Ladders, Extension Ladders, Mobile Elevated Stairs, and Fixed Equipment Ladders.