Picture This! When Standing on the Top Cap of a Stepladder Just Isn’t Dangerous Enough

Date First Published on SafetySmart Compliance: August 3rd, 2016
Topics: Ladders | Platforms | Safety Training | Slips, Trips and Falls |

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Most workers wouldn’t dream of standing on the top cap of a stepladder, let alone the uppermost rung. But this worker is raising the stakes by standing on top of a bucket perched on the top cap. If this perilous setup started rocking, the worker holding the bucket would have little chance of preventing a serious fall. (Naval Safety Center)

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