Ladder Safety

Program Overview

Ladders are frequently used to perform a variety of tasks. Any Emory University employee who may be expected to use a ladder must be able to recognize potential hazards and appropriately select, set up and use ladders. Emory’s Ladder Safety Program is applicable to all persons who are employed by Emory University who may be expected to use any ladder (including portable ladders, extension ladders and fixed or permanent ladders) during the course of their work. Emory requires all ladders to be inspected before each use and by the owner department’s competent person according to the schedule stated in the Ladder Safety Program. All competent person inspections must be documented either on a ladder inspection tag affixed to the ladder or be maintained electronically. Ladder Safety Training is provided annually.