The Ultimate Ladder Safety Quiz!

13 Questions | Total Attempts: 195

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The Ultimate Ladder Safety Quiz!

Please answer the following questions about ladder safety.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Ladders are rated according to their load capacity.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    All Type I, IA, and IAA wood, aluminum and fiberglass ladders meet or exceed ANSI standards, and therefore, meet OSHA standards for ladders used in the workplace.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Type I ladders are industrial ladders for general use and have a weight capacity of 375 lbs. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    You should always consult the manufacturer's guidelines on the appropriate use of a ladder. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Portable ladders can be made from different materials: Wood, Metal (Aluminum) or Fiberglass. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Ladders should be checked every month for damage even if the ladder is only used a couple of times each week. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    You should have at least both hands and one foot or both feet and one hand in contact with the ladder at all times. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    It is OK to use the top of a step ladder as a seat.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Never use a metal ladder on or around electrical elements. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    You should always face the ladder when moving up or down.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    When using a ladder to reach an elevated work level, more than one person can climb the ladder at the same time.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    If a ladder cannot be properly repaired it must be destroyed and discarded.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    For every four feet in height from the ground to where the ladder is touching the support at the top, the bottom of the ladder should be two feet away from the wall. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False