[ARCHIVED] Prevention of falls: Ladders

This document is no longer current and is available on the website for historic purposes only.
Last updated

Jun 2017

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File type and size

PDF, 438.84 kB

Document length

6 pages

What it contains

This document outlines the occupational health and safety duties of employers to provide a safe working environment. It explains how employers can use a hierarchy of control measures to minimise the workplace risk of falls from ladders. This includes:

  • what to consider before using a ladder
  • when to use ladders as a temporary measure
  • how to assess the risks of using a ladder
  • when using a ladder would and wouldn’t be recommended
  • how to use a ladder correctly