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Ladder Safety Checklist Template

A ladder safety checklist is used to assess if a ladder is suitable for use. Use this checklist to conduct safety checks by testing the ladder’s functionality. Ensure that the ladder has gone through proper inspection (before and after use) and identify defects that may cause potential risks such as falls.
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General Information
Take a photo of the ladder
Take a photo of the tag or label
Type of ladder
Enter type of ladder
Ladder Material
Ladder Safety Inspection
Is the ladder placed on level ground? Is the ladder placed on level ground?
Do the ladder rungs run parallel (horizontally) with the floor?
Is the ladder fixed at regular intervals or do you have a stability device in place to prevent it from slipping and falling?
Is the top of the ladder resting against a strong surface, such as a brick wall?
Is the ladder at a 75° angle – 1 unit out for every 4 units up?
Has the ladder been checked for defects before use?
Are the feet missing, worn or damaged?
Are the rungs and stiles bent or damaged?
On a stepladder, does the locking mechanism engage fully?
Are the steps or feet free of dirt?
Has a regular formal inspection of the ladder been done?
Other defects observed?
Take a photo of other defects (optional)
Please write here
Overall Rating
Full Name and Signature of the Inspector
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Please note that this checklist template is a hypothetical appuses-hero example and provides only standard information. The template does not aim to replace, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice, medical advice, diagnosis or treatment, or any other applicable law. You should seek your professional advice to determine whether the use of such a checklist is appropriate in your workplace or jurisdiction.
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