Not all jobs require the use of stepladders on occasion, but some require them on virtually a daily basis. Imagine working as a window cleaner or decorator for example. In both these cases you would find it very difficult to get the job done if you didn’t have access to a stepladder of some kind.
In some workplaces stepladders are provided as pieces of equipment that can be used to perform various tasks. If they are provided by the employer, as they will very likely be, they should be in good condition and fit for the task they are intended for.
All employers have a duty of care that states they must look after their employees and ensure they are not put in any danger while at work. As such they should ensure they maintain such equipment as ladders to make sure the chances of potential hazards leading to accidents is kept as low as possible.
Thankfully there are very few accidents that occur involving ladders on a regular basis. Of course there is the potential for them to happen though, so everything should be done to try and prevent this.
How serious might an injury be if you fall from a stepladder?
Some people might fall from a stepladder and be very lucky and be shaken up but nothing more. However other people might be injured quite seriously. If they fall awkwardly they might potentially sustain a head injury for example. This would be very dangerous and could endanger their life as a result.
Thankfully deaths and serious injuries are rare, but even less serious injuries can have a potential knock-on effect on people’s lives when it happens to them. This is why all necessary precautions should be taken.
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Date Published: March 25, 2015
Author: David Brown