EGA rolling ladders are designed to provide a safe and stable platform for employees to stand on while performing tasks at high levels. Our ladders are equipped with features such as non-slip treads, handrails, and locking mechanisms to help prevent falls and other accidents. However, the user of the ladder can determine whether or not the rolling ladder will be in good condition and safe to use.  It is important to use rolling ladders properly and follow all safety and maintenance guidelines in order to ensure their effectiveness. It is also crucial to know how to select a rolling ladder. All of our ladders and products meet OSHA requirements.  It is always a good idea to know what are OSHA’s requirements for rolling ladders, and make sure to buy OSHA compliant products.Rolling ladder safety tips with three industrial warehouse rolling ladders.

Rolling Ladders Inspection & Maintenance Tips

Inspecting and maintaining a rolling ladder helps keep you and other employees safe as well as getting the most use out of the rolling ladder. We recommend inspecting your rolling ladder once a month for regularly used ladders and before each use for occasionally used ladders at a minimum.

Inspect the rolling ladder before use and remove from service if:

Base of EGA rolling ladder missing rubber crutch tips RUBTS-R

Rolling ladder missing rubber crutch tips. This can cause a ladder to wobble.

    • It is bent or damaged
    • Broken welds
    • Parts are missing (crutch tips, casters, springs, steps, etc.)
    • Parts or fasteners are loose
    • Rocks or wobbles on the floor
    • Working parts do not operate
    • Joints are not secure

If you notice any of the things above or that a rolling ladder is damaged, be sure to mark the ladder with “DO NOT USE” and notify the manufacturer on what to next. All of EGA’s rolling ladders will have a safety placard with safety tips, information, and our contact information. If your ladder is missing a safety label, please contact us.

How to maintain an industrial warehouse rolling ladder

    • Keep clean – do not allow ladder to corrode
    • Use manufacturers recommended parts to replace worn parts
    • Assign the ladder to an individual/team to maintain the ladder
    • Stock basic parts as backup. Avoid downtime by missing replacement parts
    • Inspect all ladders regularly
    • Do not remove or paint over instructions or safety labels on the ladder

Safety Tips for Using Rolling Ladders

As a manufacturer of rolling ladders, we suggest following these general safety tips for using rolling ladders:

  • Always inspect the ladder before use to ensure that it is in good condition and free of defects or damage
  • Make sure that the ladder is on a level and stable surface before climbing on it
  • Have three points of contact for safe climbing
  • Do not use if in poor health or inflicted by age, drugs, or other handicap
  • Never use a damaged ladder
  • Do not use the ladder as a substitute for a scaffold or other elevated platform or any other unintended purpose
  • Do not put weight on the ladder when transporting
  • Do not overload the weight capacity
  • Only allow one person on a ladder at a time
  • Never move the rolling ladder while someone is on it
  • Store the ladder in a dry, well-ventilated area when not in use to prevent rust and other damage

7 step warehouse rolling ladder

By following these safety tips and using rolling ladders properly, you can help to prevent accidents and injuries in your warehouse or factory. It is also important to provide employees with training on the proper use of rolling ladders to ensure that they are used safely and effectively. If you need to order replacement parts visit our online store