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Ladder Safety

The misuse of ladders can cause serious accidents, some of which can result in fatalities.

Action by Heads

Heads should ensure that:

  • Staff using ladders are provided with appropriate training;
  • The School/Unit implements the guidance for the safe use of ladders;
  • Appropriate storage facilities for ladders are provided;
  • An annual inspection of ladders is performed and that records of such inspections are kept.

It is expected that Heads of Schools/Units will take account of the following guidance and ensure that relevant control measures necessary for health and safety are implemented.


Environmental Health and Safety Services contact details

University of St Andrews
Bute Building Queens Terrace
St Andrews
KY16 9TS
Scotland, United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1334 462750
Fax:44 (0)1334 462747