Ladder Safety

The "no" symbol with a figure on a ladder reaching over to the side.

TWU has developed a ladder safety program to ensure the safety of employees and students using portable stepladders, straight ladders, extension ladders, and fixed ladders. The program describes the minimum requirements for the care and use of ladders on TWU campuses.

Any fall can be serious, and a fall from the height of even a low ladder can mean a painful and incapacitating injury. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates approximately 65,000 individuals receive emergency room treatment because of ladder accidents annually.

Employees who use ladders as part of their job must complete ladder safety training on Bridge. Students (not employed by the university) and university volunteers who use ladders can request access to the training on a similar learning management site by emailing risk@twu.edu.

Refer to the written Ladder Safety Program for more information. A Ladder Safety Fact Sheet has also been developed to provide a quick distillation of information for employees, students, and volunteers.

Page last updated 10:38 AM, May 23, 2022