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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

oshaOSHA 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

ansiDepending 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

sa-logoThe 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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