Ladder Safety Demo


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Many workers are killed or injured each year while using ladders. Falls from height remain one of the biggest causes of workplace deaths and one of the main causes of major injury. Make sure your workforce know how to use Ladders correctly and keep safe when working at height. This C.D is ideal for H.R personnel or 'in house trainer's ' to deliver effective and consistent training to employees that may use ladders.

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Ladder Safety Demo

  1. 1. Ladder / Training C.D <ul><li>Included in the C.D: </li></ul><ul><li>Powerpoint presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Delegate training notes (pdf) </li></ul><ul><li>Printable Certificate of Attendance </li></ul><ul><li>Course forms </li></ul>Eps ©
  2. 2. Ladder & Stepladder Safety Training Essential Safety Training Tel – 01244 550253 SAMPLE ONLY
  3. 3. <ul><li>Falls from height </li></ul><ul><li>Work at Height </li></ul><ul><li>Relevant Legislation </li></ul><ul><li>UK ladder Standards / Ratings </li></ul><ul><li>Ladder Inspection and maintenance </li></ul><ul><li>Ladder use </li></ul><ul><li>Do's and don'ts when using a ladder </li></ul><ul><li>Step ladder safety </li></ul><ul><li>How to store ladders </li></ul>Contents SAMPLE ONLY
  4. 4. <ul><ul><li>A third of all reported fall-from-height incidents involve ladders and stepladders – on average this accounts for 14 deaths and 1200 major injuries to workers each year. Many of these injuries are caused by inappropriate or incorrect use of the equipment. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>HSE Source. </li></ul>Falls from height SAMPLE ONLY
  5. 5. What is work at height? Work at height is any place, including a place at, above or below ground level, where a person could be injured if they fell from that place. Access and egress to a place of work can also be work at height. SAMPLE ONLY
  6. 6. Relevant Legislation <ul><li>The use of portable ladders in industry in UK is currently controlled under a number of legal items including: </li></ul><ul><li>Work at height Regulations 2005 </li></ul><ul><li>Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 </li></ul><ul><li>Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 </li></ul><ul><li>Manual Handling Regulations 1992 </li></ul>SAMPLE ONLY
  7. 7. Duties of Employers Employers must: <ul><li>Carry out a risk assessment of all work at height activities </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure suitable & sufficient measures to prevent falls </li></ul><ul><li>Provide training to employees </li></ul>SAMPLE ONLY
  8. 8. Class 1 (Industrial) Duty rating 130kg (20 stone) - Maximum vertical static load 175kg. Class 3 (Domestic) Duty rating 95kg (15 stone) - Maximum vertical static load 125kg. European Standard stepladders to BS/EN 131 (All types) (Previous Class 2) Duty rating 115kg (18 stone) - Maximum vertical static load 150kg. Ladder / Stepladder Ratings SAMPLE ONLY
  9. 9. Ladders / Stepladders Company Policy <ul><li>Company management System </li></ul><ul><li>Ladders should be in good condition </li></ul><ul><li>Use only authorised Ladders </li></ul><ul><li>Do not use faulty / damaged Ladders </li></ul><ul><li>Always use equipment properly in the correct manner. </li></ul>SAMPLE ONLY
  10. 10. Check all parts of the Ladder SAMPLE ONLY Stiles Rungs Metal tie rods on underside of rung ( wooden Ladders ) Rubber stoppers located at base of stile (Aluminium Ladders )
  11. 11. <ul><li>Key safety questions that you should consider before using a ladder are: </li></ul><ul><li>Is a ladder the right equipment for the job? </li></ul><ul><li>If so, can work be carried out safely using a ladder? </li></ul><ul><li>Is the ladder in good working condition?   </li></ul>Ladder Safety SAMPLE ONLY
  12. 12. Examples of Ladder Stability Devices SAMPLE ONLY
  13. 13. Ladder Safety <ul><li>Always climb and work from the centre of the ladder. </li></ul><ul><li>use both hands when climbing up or down </li></ul>SAMPLE ONLY <ul><li>Wear appropriate shoes with good soles and that are free of grease or mud. </li></ul><ul><li>Always face the ladder </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>DON’T reach too far forward or sideways </li></ul><ul><li>DON’T carry heavy items or long lengths of material up a Ladder </li></ul><ul><li>DON'T climb the ladder if you don't feel well. </li></ul><ul><li>DON'T climb up the &quot;back&quot; side of a step ladder and never stand on the top of it. </li></ul><ul><li>DON’T use metal ladders near live electrical equipment </li></ul>When using Ladders SAMPLE ONLY
  15. 15. Which is the Right way? Always maintain three points of contact on the Ladder. © HSE © HSE SAMPLE ONLY
  16. 16. Examples of Defective Ladders SAMPLE ONLY © HSE © HSE © HSE © HSE
  17. 17. Stepladders <ul><li>Can be easily overturned </li></ul><ul><li>Position on level ground </li></ul><ul><li>Always position Stepladders facing forward </li></ul><ul><li>Check that the stepladder is locked into its correct position. </li></ul>SAMPLE ONLY
  18. 18. Which is the Right way? Always work off a step-ladder that’s in the forward position. © HSE © HSE SAMPLE ONLY
  19. 19. <ul><li>Follow these four simple steps in ladder safety: </li></ul><ul><li>Use the right ladder for the job </li></ul><ul><li>Inspect the ladder </li></ul><ul><li>Set-up the ladder properly </li></ul><ul><li>Follow rules for climbing and using ladders </li></ul>Ladder Safety - Summary SAMPLE ONLY
  20. 20. Ladder / Safety C.D SAMPLE ONLY RIP Your ladder is one of your most important tools. It is also is one or your most unforgiving if misused or mistreated. Use it safely and wisely. Don't fall for it Eps ©