Tuesday, 25 October 2011

HSE Guidance on Safe use of ladders and Stepladders

This is a useful recent release / updated Industrial Guidance Document (INDG 402) by the UK Health and Safety Executive.

Click here > INDG 402 Safe use of ladders and stepladders

A third of all reported fall-from-height incidents involve ladders and stepladders – on average this accounts for 14 deaths and 1200 major injuries to workers each

year. Many of these injuries are caused by inappropriate or incorrect use of the equipment. This guidance is to help employers:

know when

■■ to use a ladder;

■■ decide how to go about selecting the right sort of ladder for the particular job;

■■ understand how to use it;

■■ know how to look after it; and

■■ take sensible safety precautions.

Source HSE

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