To help you safely manage the risks when working at height, we have prepared a ladder safety toolkit
According to the latest HSE figures, falls from height were responsible for 5.5 million working days lost in 2016/17 and if someone is injured by falling from height, they took on average just over 9 days off work.
Many of these accidents occur from a relatively low height, with 1,200 people on average suffering serious injuries as a result of falling from ladders and stepladders.
The toolkit includes a ladder pre-use checklist, using ladders and step ladders checklists.
Available here for immediate download
For further advice and information about using ladders and stepladders and the new EN131 legislation visit the following pages on our work at height blog:
Why look for alternatives to ladders
The changing face of ladders standards part 1
The changing face of ladders standards part 2
When to use ladders and how to work safely from them
When a ladder is not the answer
We’re always happy to discuss any particular work at height concerns you might have – or if there are any specific areas or questions that you’d like to know more about.