Falls from an elevation can cause serious injuries to employees. Workers injured as a result of a ladder fall can find themselves facing permanent injury or even death. In the 10 years spanning 2003 to 2012, 46 workers have died falling from a ladder (Safe Work Australia). These falls can be caused by many factors including improper setup/use, defective ladders, and wrong ladder type. Many of these injuries can be prevented with some advance preparation.
Do you have similar safety risks in your workplace?
- Are ladders routinely utilized by your place of business?
- Do you routinely inspect your ladders?
- Is there a chance that an employee could fall from a ladder?