Ladders are used to do elevated work tasks. Like any other tool, you must ensure your employees know how to use them safely.
One way to do this is to conduct toolbox talk on ladders.
But do you know what to cover in these talks?
Include the following when conducting toolbox talk on ladders
You need to tell your employees about the different types of ladders. These are:
What's the danger?
Your employees need to know the importance of using the correct type of ladder when working at heights.
So tell them they could fall and injure themselves as well as their colleagues if they use the wrong ladder.
How to use your ladder safely
The Health & Safety Club recommends you use these nine tips to ensure your employees are safe when working on ladders.
The bottom line: Many injuries involving ladders are caused by inappropriate use of ladders. So conduct toolbox talk on ladders and tell your employees that setting up and working safely on a ladder is their responsibility. They must inspect the ladder before use to ensure its safe to use.