OSHA Standards for Ladders
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is a federal agency under the U.S. Department of Labor. Its primary purpose is to ensure the health and safety of all workers by regulating the design, manufacturing, and usage of work-related equipment, and ensuring the safety of the working environment. OSHA standards for ladders, for instance, ensure that ladders used and installed in industrial and commercial environments are sturdy, can support applicable weight, and remain steady when in use.
OSHA standards for ladders are specific to each type of ladder and its application. For instance, if you’re looking for a ladder to access the mezzanine on a ship, there are OSHA ships ladder standards that manufacturers need to follow. Failure to do so could lead to penalties, or even revocation of license to operate if the violation is repeatedly done despite numerous warnings or reminders from the agency.
OSHA-approved ladders for construction projects
Every professional involved in construction projects, whether commercial, industrial or residential is responsible for the general safety of the structure they are building, including access fixtures and equipment. They know that failure to ensure safety may lead to suspension or license revocation to construct and/or work in their professional capacity, whichever is applicable.
It is for this reason that construction professionals are extremely particular about their suppliers and vendors. The equipment they procure, for one thing, need to have followed applicable federal standards. For ladders, it’s the OSHA standards for ladders.
With that said, it’s important to have someone you can rely on for all your ladder needs, regardless of the size of the project. Alaco Ladder is one of the most trusted manufacturers and suppliers of ladders in the country that strictly follow OSHA standards for ladders. Whether you are in need of heavy-duty aluminum ladders for exterior use or wood ladders for lofts or libraries, Alaco is the go-to resource for top-caliber ladders of various designs and sizes.
In addition, Alaco’s expert staff is always ready to assist you with your needs, from choosing the right ladder to installation, and everything in-between.
If you wish to increase your skills and knowledge on all things ladder, then you’d be glad to know that Alaco Ladder offers a Continuing Education course on aluminum ladders, specifically, “Reaching the Roof: Specifying Fixed Access Aluminum Ladders for Safety and Efficiency.”
Understanding that construction professionals have busy schedules, the course is offered online to make it easier for participants to access the course anytime and anywhere. The course is also self-paced, which means you can learn at your own pace and time, without pressure of completing it at a strictly limited time.
Contact Alaco Ladder for all your ladder needs
If you’re looking for a trusted and reliable manufacturer of heavy-duty ladders, look no further than Alaco Ladder. Please feel free to contact us at (888) 310-7040 for questions and inquiries. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us as well if you need more information about the course we are offering.