Ladder Safety Guidelines the Safe Use of Ladders and Stepladders

safe use of ladders and stepladders

Article 1/7 of Ladder Safety Guidelines the safe use of ladders and stepladders. Ladders and stepladders are not banned under health and safety law. The law calls for a sensible, proportionate approach to managing risk, and ladders can be a sensible and practical option for low-risk, short-duration tasks, although they … Read More

Ladder Safety Guidelines Ladder Inspection Requirements

ladder safety guidelines ladder inspection requirements

Article 2/7 in Ladder Safety Guidelines Ladder inspection requirements. Checking your ladder for safety cannot be left to chance. Before using a ladder, refer to the user instructions from the manufacturer if available for a guide on ladder inspection requirements, but in any case you should always carry out your … Read More

Ladder Safety Guidelines Where Ladders Should be Used

Article 4 /7 of Ladder Safety Guidelines where ladders should be used. There are many application where it is totally safe and acceptable to use ladders and stepladders. The HSE recommends use of ladders and stepladders under certain conditions. Under any other circumstances a different form of access should be … Read More

Ladder Safety Guidelines Securing Ladders Used for Access

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Article 5/7 of Ladder Safety Guidelines Securing Ladders Used for Access. Securing your ladders before first use is a must for safety. It’s all too easy just to jump on to do the “2-second” job, but that is all it takes for a serious accident to happen. Checking and securing … Read More

Ladder Safety Guidelines Inspecting the Condition of Ladders

Article 6 /7. Ladder Safety Guidelines Inspecting the Condition of Ladders. Employers need to make sure that any ladder or stepladder is both suitable for the work task and in a safe condition. However, the employee or user of the ladder also has a duty to inspect the work equipment … Read More

Ladder Safety Guidelines Ladder Standards

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Article 7/7 of Ladder Safety Guidelines Ladder Standards EN131 is the current ladder standard for portable steps and ladders. While BS2037 and BS1129 have been withdrawn, ladders originally made to these standards prior to their withdrawal may still be used (subject to following user instructions and guidance on safe use). … Read More