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Ladder Inspection Checklist


Date _________
Ladder Description ___________

Item to be Checked

Condition O.K.

Needs Repair
GENERAL
Loose steps or rungs (consider loose if they can be moved by hand)
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Loose nails, screws, bolts, or other metal parts
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Cracked, split or broken uprights, braces, steps or rungs
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Silvers on uprights, rungs or steps
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Damaged or worn nonslip bases
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STEPLADDERS

   
Wobbly (from side strain)
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Loose or bent hinge spreaders
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Broken Stop on hinge spreaders
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Loose hinges
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EXTENSION LADDERS

Loose, broken, or missing extension locks
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Defective locks that do not seat properly ehen the ladder is extended
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Deterioration of tape
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TROLLY LADDERS

Worn or missing tires
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Wheels that bind
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Floor wheel brackets broken, loose, or missing
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Floor wheels and brackets missing
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Ladders binding in guides
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Ladder and rail stops broken, loose, and missing
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Rail supports broken or selection of rail missing
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Trolly wheels out of adjustment
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TRESTLE LADDERS

   
Loose hinges
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Wobbly
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Loose or bent hinge spreaders
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Stop on hinge spreader broken
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Center section guide for extension out of alignment
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Defective locks for extension
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