# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Building Management II Task 75562569

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Demonstrate safe laddering techniques.

Definition

Demonstration should involve using appropriate conduct and safety procedures while using ladders (e.g., three-point contact), while carrying ladders (e.g., two people at all times), and while erecting and setting ladders. Identification of ladder types may include

  • wall (straight) ladder
  • extension ladder
  • roof ladder
  • attic ladder
  • special purpose ladders (e.g., "A" ladder, folding ladder, pompier ladder)
  • solid beam ladder
  • truss beam wood ladder
  • aluminum ladder
  • wood and aluminum truss ladder
  • fiberglass ladder

and the parts and safety features of each.

Process/Skill Questions

  • Why are ladders rated for certain weights?
  • Why is the apex of a stepladder not considered a step?