01/29/2007

Safe use of ladders and stepladders

The Brtitish Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has updated their information on
ladder and stepladder usage to help persons select the appropriate system of
work/equipment for work or access.

The 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.

As HSE reaffirms, ladders and stepladders should only be used for short
duration and light work or where site conditions prevent the use of safer
access equipment, the initial choice to use the equipment needs to follow a
consideration of the hierarchy of controls and a careful risk assessment.


Further info


AplusA-online.de - Source: Health & Safety Executive