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Health and Safety
Taking care with materials, equipment and work procedures and dealing with hazards.
Before using a ladder, confirm that the ladder:
- is the safest and most effective piece of equipment for the job
- is in good condition
- is rated for industrial use
- is the appropriate length for the job
- can be secured and restrained at the top and the bottom
- is on a level surface.
If the ladder meets these requirements, carry out the following safety measures:
- Set the ladder on a solid, level base.
- Set the ladder at the correct angle – 1.0 m out from the wall for every 4.0 m of height.
- Check to ensure the treads are horizontal.
- Leave 1.0 m of the ladder above the level to be climbed.
- Secure the top of the ladder.
- Reposition the ladder rather than stretching to reach.
- Face the ladder at all times and use both hands when climbing up or down.
- lean the ladder directly against glass or plastic spouting
- use the ladder as a work platform
- position more than one person on the ladder.
Updated: 25 September 2013