The purpose and scope of this document is to put forth the regulations regarding Ladder Safety procedures and training at Tufts University. CFR 1926. 1950-1960 Subpart X contains specific information on these rules. All employees or students who might be expected to use a ladder during the course of work should be familiar with this document. This standard operating procedure covers all types of ladders, including step, extension, and fixed ladders. Ladder users must be able to recognize and avoid ladder hazards and be aware of safe practices in setting up, storing, moving and working from this equipment.
* Refers to Supervisors, Department Managers, Faculty and Senior Staff who have employees or students under there supervision who may have occasion to use any type of ladder during the performance of the work.
CFR Code of Federal Regulations
Fixed Ladder – A ladder that can not be easily moved or carried, and may be an integral part of a structure.
Length of Ladder
Note: The Facilities Services Department restricts the use of wood and aluminum ladders (regardless of the work) by the staff and contractors whom they supervise.
Back to Facilities and Construction Safety.
Last Updated 9/2006