The Ultimate Ladder Safety Quiz II

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Ladder Safety


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  • 1. 

    Single & extension ladders require at level ground & ____________:

    • A.

      Rope & pulley system

    • B.

      Extension of 10 or more feet

    • C.

      Level top support

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Level top support
    Explanation
    Single and extension ladders require a level top support because this ensures stability and prevents the ladder from tipping over. If the top support is not level, the ladder may become unstable and pose a safety risk to the user. Therefore, it is important to always check and ensure that the top support of the ladder is level before using it.

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  • 2. 

    Ladder inspections are done prior to using the ladder to determine:

    • A.

      That rungs are clean & free of damage

    • B.

      That side-rails and locking devices are free of damage

    • C.

      Non-skid safety feet are in place and undamaged

    • D.

      All the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All the above
    Explanation
    Ladder inspections are conducted before using the ladder to ensure that the rungs are clean and undamaged, the side-rails and locking devices are free of damage, and the non-skid safety feet are in place and undamaged. This comprehensive inspection covers all of the mentioned aspects to ensure the ladder's safety and functionality.

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  • 3. 

    Proper selection of a ladder consists of:

    • A.

      Work site environment

    • B.

      Total weight

    • C.

      Size of the ladder

    • D.

      All the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All the above
    Explanation
    The proper selection of a ladder requires considering various factors, including the work site environment, the size of the ladder, and the total weight it can support. The work site environment is important to ensure that the ladder is suitable for the conditions and can be safely used. The size of the ladder is crucial to ensure that it reaches the desired height and provides stability. Additionally, the ladder should be able to support the total weight of the user and any equipment they may be carrying. Therefore, all of the mentioned factors are necessary for the proper selection of a ladder.

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  • 4. 

    A ladder’s maximum ___________ shall not be exceeded at any time.

    • A.

      Weight rating

    • B.

      Height rating

    • C.

      Length rating

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Weight rating
    Explanation
    A ladder's weight rating refers to the maximum weight that the ladder can safely support. This means that the weight of the person or objects being placed on the ladder should not exceed this weight rating. It is important to adhere to the weight rating to prevent accidents or damage to the ladder.

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  • 5. 

    When using a ladder to access a roof the ladder needs to extend ____ feet above the top support.

    • A.

      1 feet

    • B.

      2 feet

    • C.

      3 feet

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. 3 feet
    Explanation
    When using a ladder to access a roof, the ladder needs to extend 3 feet above the top support. This is to ensure stability and safety while climbing up or down the ladder. Having the ladder extend 3 feet above the top support allows for a secure handhold and prevents any accidents or falls. It is important to have this extension to provide a stable and reliable means of accessing the roof.

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  • 6. 

    What type of ladder shall not be used around electricity or when using power tools: .

    • A.

      Wood

    • B.

      Aluminum

    • C.

      Fiberglass

    • D.

      All the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Aluminum
    Explanation
    Aluminum ladders should not be used around electricity or when using power tools because aluminum is a good conductor of electricity. This means that if the ladder comes into contact with an electrical source, it can easily conduct the electricity and pose a risk of electric shock or electrocution to the person using the ladder. Therefore, it is important to use ladders made of non-conductive materials, such as wood or fiberglass, in situations where there is a potential for contact with electricity.

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  • 7. 

    Never climb higher then the ______ step from top-cap on a step ladder:

    • A.

      First

    • B.

      Second

    • C.

      Third

    • D.

      Fourth

    Correct Answer
    B. Second
    Explanation
    When using a step ladder, it is important to never climb higher than the second step from the top cap. This is because climbing beyond this point can lead to instability and increase the risk of falling or losing balance. The top cap of the ladder provides stability and support, and going beyond the second step from the top can compromise this support, making it unsafe. Therefore, it is crucial to adhere to this safety guideline to prevent accidents and ensure personal safety while using a step ladder.

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  • 8. 

    Never step on the top ______ rungs of a single or extension ladder.

    • A.

      Two

    • B.

      Three

    • C.

      Four

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Three
    Explanation
    Stepping on the top three rungs of a ladder is dangerous because it increases the risk of losing balance and falling. The lower rungs provide a more stable and secure foothold, while the top rungs are narrower and less stable. By avoiding stepping on the top three rungs, one can minimize the chances of accidents and ensure their safety while using a ladder.

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  • 9. 

    Factors that lead to falls from ladders are:

    • A.

      Haste & lack of attention

    • B.

      Holding on with both hands

    • C.

      Cleaning rungs of slippery conditions.

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Haste & lack of attention
    Explanation
    Falls from ladders can be caused by a combination of factors such as haste and lack of attention. When individuals are in a hurry or not paying proper attention, they may not take the necessary precautions while using a ladder, which can lead to accidents and falls. Therefore, the correct answer is "Haste & lack of attention."

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  • 10. 

    The mis-use of ladders leads to ___________ deaths per year.

    • A.

      100

    • B.

      250

    • C.

      300

    • D.

      450

    Correct Answer
    C. 300
    Explanation
    The misuse of ladders leads to approximately 300 deaths per year.

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