Staying Safe when Using a Ladder

Staying safe when using a ladder. 🪜Falls from any height can be dangerous. As a guide, when using a ladder, make sure you follow the safe points below.

1. Maintain three points of contact on the ladder at all times

2. Use a tool belt or side pouch

3. Ensure only light work is carried out on the ladder where tools can be operated safely with one hand

4. Make sure that no-one works underneath the ladder

5. Do not allow anyone else on the ladder at the same time

6. Do not straddle the ladder

7. Wear slip-resistant footwear.

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