TOP TIPS OF SAFE LADDERS FOR YOUR WORKPLACE
Ladder safety for using in any workplace should start before
even stepping foot on one. The improper use of a ladder, or using an object
other than a ladder to reach an item, can result in serious injury due to
over-reaching or falling. So every time
you use a ladder you should do a pre-use check beforehand to make sure that it
is safe for use. Statistics suggest that workers are more likely to abuse and
misuse ladders rather than use them correctly in the workplace.
Ensure Safe and Smart Ladders
Important tips to follow in your workplace to use ladder:
ØIs using a ladder the right way to do the job?
ØIs the ladder secure at either top or bottom when in use?
ØDo ladder rest against a solid surface and not on fragile or insecure materials?
ØDo ladder rise at least 900 mm above the landing platform?
ØIs the angle of the ladder when being used is 1:4 ratio?
ØNEVER use metal ladders for electrical work.
Before stepping foot on a ladder in any workplace, employees should need to have a clear understanding of safe ladder practices. When utilizing a ladder for a workplace, supervisor should ask their subordinate to perform a quick evaluation of their environment, including the height of the working space, what supplies will be needed to complete their task; if they are wearing the right equipment to climb a ladder.