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  • Inspect all ladders before use for broken or missing rungs, steps, split side rails, or other defects.

  • Never use a metal ladder near electrical wires.

  • Never place ladders in doorways unless protected by barricades or guards.

  • Never stand on the top step of a stepladder.

  • Never climb above the third rung from the top on a straight ladder.

  • Do not overreach on any ladder; move the ladder when needed.

  • Always face the ladder when ascending or descending and maintain a firm grip.

  • If you carry tools, use a tool belt or a bucket attached to a hand line to pull equipment up and to lower it down.

  • Always lock the wheels to prevent any rolling or instability.

  • Do NOT use camera and lighting cases in place of ladders.

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