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Ladder Safety

The following general rules will govern the use of ladders at CVCC:

  1. Inspection of uprights and ladder shoes should always be made prior to using a ladder.
  2. Step ladders should be checked for unsafe hinges as well as steps and uprights before use.
  3. Straight or extension ladders should be held or firmly lashed when used on hard surfaces.
  4. Persons using the ladder will avoid over-reaching.
  5. Ladders should be placed so that they offer the least possible impediment to the public or to traffic.
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