At one point or another during our lives, we’ve all found ourselves on a ladder. Whether it’s while painting the house, climbing into the loft or reaching for something on a high shelf, ladders are a simple way to climb up when objects are out of reach.
However, if you spend time on a ladder as part of your working life, the risk of falls can increase, especially if basic health and safety steps aren’t implemented.
Falls from ladders can often occur due to:
- Over-reaching from the centre of gravity
- Slipping on wet / dirty treads
- The ladder is wobbly, slips and falls
- The ladder is broken or damaged
However, it’s easy to prevent most falls by following these simple steps: