Ladder repairs shall restore the ladder to a condition meeting its original design criteria, before the ladder is returned to use.
Single-rail ladders shall not be used.
When ascending or descending a ladder, the user shall face the ladder
Employee(s) will always maintain at least three points of contact with the ladder at all times.
An employee shall not carry any object or load that could cause the employee to lose balance and fall.

Care of Ladders:

a) Handle ladders with care. Do not drop, jar or misuse them. b) Ladders shall be stored in a manner that will provide easy access for inspection and will permit safe withdrawal for use. They shall not be stored in a manner that presents a tripping hazard not where they can fall on someone. They should be stored in a manner that will prevent sagging. c) Lubricate metal bearings of locks, wheels, pulleys, etc., as required to keep them working. d) Replace frayed or badly worn rope. e) Keep safety feet and other parts in good condition to ensure they work. f) Maintain ladders in good usable condition. Inspect ladders prior to use. g) Ladders with defects which cannot be immediately repaired, shall be removed from service for repair or destruction, and shall be tagged with a danger tag. Do not attempt to straighten or use a bent ladder made of reinforced plastic. h) Rungs or steps on metal ladders that are not corrugated, knurled, or dimpled will have skid-resistant materials applied.