Portable ladders are used at the University of South Carolina in a wide variety of settings, both academic and administrative.
Misuse of portable ladders can result in serious injuries from falls or, in the case of metal ladders, electrical shock. Portable ladders must be maintained in good condition at all times, and inspected at regular intervals. The user must follow all manufacturing requirements identified by the manufacture.
Training is also an important aspect of portable ladder safety and accident prevention.