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What should you check when performing an extension ladder inspection?

Rung locks, rung lock flippers, pulley, feet, strand hooks, rungs, rails, and rope


Which of the following personal protective equipment (PPE) items should you check at the beginning of each day?

Gloves, boots, hard hat, safety glasses, body belt, safety strap, and voltage detector


Once you checked and cleared the path to the work site pole, what do you need to do next?

Check for voltage at the pole, damage to the pole, and firm ground for the ladder


Once the ladder is released from a fixed-style rack, what do you do with it?

Lean the ladder against the truck in a vertical position.


Which ladder carry should you use if you're traveling more than 15 feet to the work site and have firm, dry ground and little wind?

Horizontal carry at the shoulder


Why shouldn't you use the half-vertical, half-horizontal carry for long distances?

The ladder isn't as stable, and carrying it this way would put more strain on your arms and back.


When is it safe to carry an extension ladder om the extended position?



At which rung from the top of the ladder should you stop at to do your work?

3 rungs from the top


When you return to your truck with your ladder, where do you put the ladder in preparation for re-racking it on a fixed-style rack?

Stand the ladder vertically against the side of the truck


What does a correctly loaded ladder look like?

Base section down, feet toward the rear and hooks toward the front of the vehicle.


Climbing boots should measure at least ___ inches from the top of the heel?

6 inches


Check this for loose rivets, cuts, cracking, worn fabric, stretched or torn buckle holes or a visible wear indicator.

Body belt and safety strap


Check this for cracks or soft spots in the shell and that the suspension is in good working condition.

Safety Hard Hat


Limits the sideways movement of the ladder when leaning against the strand.

Strand hooks


Name the five pole tests you perform at the pole/strand before setting up the ladder?

Foreign Voltage Test, Sound Test, Prod Test, Rocking Test and Visual Inspection


What three areas must you inspect before beginning your job?

Personal Protective Equipment, Ladder, and Jobsite


Name the Personal Protective Equipment that must be inspected?

Climbing/Work Boots, body belt and safety strap,climbing/ work gloves, hard hat, safety glasses, voltage detector


The stand hook limits the _____ movement of the ladder when leaning against the stand.



Name the 4 steps to remove the ladder from a fixed rack.

1. Release the rack
2. Bring the ladder back to clear the front hitch
3. Swing the ladder to the ground
4. Bring the ladder to a vertical resting position


Which rung should you try to grab first on the ladder before swinging it to the ground?



This ladder rack is designed to reduce muscle stress, eliminate risk of injury, and speed the job of removing a ladder.

Sidewinding Rack


What may you need to adjust before lowering the ladder rack?

Mirrors and antennae


Name the 4 steps to remove the ladder from a sidewinding rack.

1. Release the handle
2.Life the ladder
3. Set the foot of the ladder down
4. Bring the ladder to a vertical


Always make sure that all _____ are disengaged before you attempt to remove the ladder.

Locks and latches


If your ladder does begin to fall while removing it from the truck, what should you do?

Do not attempt to catch it.


Try to avoid supporting a ladder while your hands are _____ your head.



Which items should you make sure you are wearing before starting to remove your ladder?

Hardhat, safety glasses and working gloves


It is ____ safe to carry an extension ladder when it is extended.



To avoid tripping, be sure to secure your safety be sure to secure your safety strap by placing it _____ or _____ on your body belt.

over you should or stuffing it into the "D-Ring"


The most commonly used ladder carry technique.

Horizontal carry at the shoulder