We created a free Ladder Risk Assessment to help ensure you mitigate fall risks - one of the leading causes of workplace fatalities.
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It is a systematic evaluation of the potential risks and hazards associated with using ladders in the workplace. It involves identifying potential ladder-related hazards, evaluating their likelihood and severity, and implementing control measures to reduce the risks. The assessment helps organisations comply with safety regulations, enhance employee safety, and prevent accidents and injuries related to ladder use.
The assessment is a quick checklist that allows the user to keep in mind the risks of ladder use. It should be completed before choosing a ladder and if the ladder is the right tool for the job.
Users can fill out the form online through an interactive PDF and email the results to their supervisors. Or similarly, you can print the form and fill by hand. Then following the risk matrix at the end of the document, calculate the risk score by adding up the answers. If the results indicate low risk, the planned travel can go on ahead without review. However if medium-high risk, we suggested that a supervisor reviews the journey and makes considerations such as:
Conducting thorough assessments is crucial to identify potential hazards, implement control measures, and prevent ladder-related accidents and injuries in the workplace. It helps create a safer work environment and ensures compliance with safety regulations.
Yes, it is applicable to various types of ladders, including step ladders, extension ladders, and platform ladders.
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