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