Contents

- 1 What is the highest step you should use on a step ladder?
- 2 How tall should a step ladder be?
- 3 Can you sit on the top of a step ladder?
- 4 What is the 4 to 1 rule when using a ladder?
- 5 Is it safe to use the top two steps of a step ladder?
- 6 How tall of a ladder do I need for a 2 story house?
- 7 Where should you not step on a step ladder?
- 8 What is the OSHA standard for ladders?
- 9 How do you secure a ladder on stairs?
- 10 Is there a ladder that can be used on stairs?

## What is the highest step you should use on a step ladder?

The **highest** standing level on a **step ladder** is slightly more than 2 ft. from the top of the **ladder**. The **highest** standing level is required to be marked on the specifications label on the side rail of the product.

## How tall should a step ladder be?

When working indoors, a stepstool, **stepladder**, platform or multi-purpose **ladder** is usually recommended when you need a reach of two to eight feet. Outside, a **taller stepladder**, multi-purpose or extension **ladder** is often more appropriate for jobs requiring a reach of thirteen feet or more.

## Can you sit on the top of a step ladder?

Tempting as it may be, never **sit** or stand on the very **top step** of the **ladder**. In fact, **ladder** manufacturersâ€”and emergency room doctorsâ€”recommend never standing above the third **highest step**. Only climb up the front of the **ladder**, never the back side. Don’t allow more than **one** person at a time on a **stepladder**.

## What is the 4 to 1 rule when using a ladder?

The base of the **ladder** should be placed so that it is one foot away from the building for every **four** feet of hight to where the **ladder** rests against the building. This is known as the **4 to 1 rule**.

## Is it safe to use the top two steps of a step ladder?

If working on a **stepladder**, face the **ladder** towards the **work** activity, this will avoid side loading (see Figure 2a and 2b). On a **ladder** do not **use the top** three rungs, on a **stepladder** do not **use the top two steps** unless an appropriate handrail is fitted.

## How tall of a ladder do I need for a 2 story house?

As mentioned earlier, due to overlapping of the base and flying section, an extension **ladder** reaches about 3 feet less than its total **height**. So, the required **ladder** size for a **2**–**story house** is 21+3=24 ft. where the maximum reach is 21 feet.

## Where should you not step on a step ladder?

Do **not stand**, climb, or sit on the **stepladder** top or pail shelf. Do **not stand** on or above the top two rungs or **steps** of the **stepladder**.

## What is the OSHA standard for ladders?

The minimum clear distance between the sides of individual-rung/step **ladders** and the minimum clear distance between the side rails of other fixed **ladders** shall be 16 inches (41 cm). The minimum clear distance between side rails for all portable **ladders** shall be 11 1/2 inches (29 cm).

## How do you secure a ladder on stairs?

**How to use a ladder on stairs with the Ladder-Aide**

- Place the base on the lower
**stair**and slide the upright into the base. - Second, you slide the platform onto the upright, and lower it until the it sits level on the upper step.
- Third, insert the locking pins.

## Is there a ladder that can be used on stairs?

Get a safe and stable work position in almost **any stair** with our new step **ladder** 77S. A step less locking mechanism allows you to individually adjust **the** length of all four legs, giving you an extremely flexible solution for work on uneven surfaces.