Working safely with ladders

Planning a safe approach to installing solar panels.


What it contains

Many fatalities and serious injuries are caused by people falling from a roof, through a roof, through an opening in a roof or while accessing a roof.

This document outlines the four-step risk management process including:

  • Identifying hazards – before using a portable ladder
  • Assessing risks – plan your use of ladders
  • Controlling risks – how can you control the risk of a fall from a ladder?
  • Reviewing and revising the controls