Information about working safely at height.
About 87% of major accidents are caused by people falling 2m or less, according to the Health and Safety Executive. Injuries can occur from the impact of a fall, or somebody might be injured by an object (e.g. can of paint or a tool) falling from a ladder onto the ground below. Approximately 14 workplace deaths a year are caused by falls from height. This is why it is important to follow the health and safety standard below:
If, following a risk assessment, you decide that using a ladder is the best equipment for the task you are undertaking then you will need to complete the training and ensure that you carry out the necessary checks. There are template records available to download on this page. The 'Safe Use of Stepladders' e-learning course can be found on Moodle.