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Safe use of ladders and stepladders

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This guidance is for employers on the simple, sensible precautions they should take to keep people safe when using ladders and stepladders in the workplace.

This will also be useful for employees and their representatives. Following this guidance is normally enough to comply with the Work at Height Regulations 2005 (WAHR). You are free to take other action, except where the guidance says you must do something specific.

Ladders and stepladders are not banned under health and safety law.

It includes information such as:

  • When is a ladder the most suitable equipment?
  • Who can use a ladder at work?
  • Check your ladder before you use it
  • Use your ladder safely

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