Safety Rating Requirements
The Green Bull Commitment To Ladder Safety
Every Green Bull ladder is built on a foundation of quality and safety. All of our products meet or exceed the applicable standards and requirements of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
Regarding OSHA Requirements
OSHA sets minimum national requirements for the use of ladders in business and industry. In addition, many states have their own regulations under the Occupational Safety and Health Act that may be even more stringent. The state codes will supersede the national OSHA standards within their own state. Users should check with their own state OSHA representatives for the appropriate requirements.
The adequacy of ladders and the work practices followed by employees using them are regulated by OSHA in four sections: Portable Wood (1910.25), Portable Metal (1910.26), Fixed Ladders (1910.27), and ladders used in Construction Industry (1926.1053). These sections specify the standards to which all portable ladders must be manufactured, care and placement of ladders in the workplace, and the safe use of ladders on the job.
Regarding ANSI Requirements
Depending on the material and type of ladder, different ANSI safety codes apply. The ANSI codes are as follows:
|Fiberglass Ladder ||A14.5 (2007) |
|Aluminum Ladders ||A14.2 (2007) |
|Ladder Jacks ||A10.8 (2001) |
ANSI codes also have an established Duty Rating. This rating identifies which portable ladder is intended for the conditions under which the ladder can be safely used. The Duty Rating system is as follows:
|Type ||Capable of Supporting ||Rated Use |
|TYPE IAA ||375 lbs. ||Special Duty |
|TYPE IA ||300 lbs. ||Extra Heavy Duty Industrial |
|TYPE I ||250 lbs. ||Heavy Duty Industrial |
|TYPE II ||225 lbs. ||Medium Duty Commercial |
|TYPE III ||200 lbs. ||Light Duty Household |
Extensive testing and design requirements determine the appropriate Duty Rating for each ladder model. The rated load capacity includes the combined weight of the user, clothing, tools and any materials on the ladder. The ratings assume proper use of the ladder (especially relating to the placement angle) in order to support the specified load.
Regarding CSA International Certification
The CSA mark is your assurance that our products meet all applicable CSA safety standards. Representative samples of our product were examined and tested according to the applicable standard.
Products in the catalog carrying this mark are rated Grade 1 for Heavy-Duty.
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