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.