The **highest standing** level on a **step ladder** is slightly more than 2 ft. from the top of the **ladder**. The **highest standing** level is required to be marked on the specifications label on the side rail of the product.

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Also to know is, how high can you stand on a ladder?

A person's maximum safe reaching height is approximately 4' higher than the height of the ladder. For example, a typical person can safely reach an 8' ceiling on a 4' ladder*. Extension ladders should be **7 to 10 feet** longer than the highest support or contact point, which may be the wall or roof line.

can you stand on the top step of a step ladder? Tempting as it may be, never sit or **stand** on the very **top step** of the **ladder**. In fact, **ladder** manufacturersâ€”and emergency room doctorsâ€”recommend never **standing** above the third highest **step**. Only climb up the front of the **ladder**, never the back side. Don't allow more than **one** person at a time on a **stepladder**.

Subsequently, question is, which rungs of a step ladder are not safe to stand on?

Do **not stand** on the three top **rungs** of a straight, single or extension **ladder**. The proper angle for setting up a **ladder** is to place its base a quarter of the working length of the **ladder** from the wall or other vertical surface (see diagram).

How high can you reach with a 16 foot step ladder?

Size

Max. Height You Want to Reach | Buy This Size Ladder (assumes vertical 12-inch reach) |
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14 feet | 10-foot |

16 feet | 12-foot |

18 feet | 14-foot |

20 feet | 16-foot |

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