Working at height can mean anything from using a stepladder to install light fittings, to using an extended ladder to clean windows. In every case however, there is the need to have a full appreciation of how to use ladders safely and knowledgeably at all times. Ladder safety training courses have been created to ensure everyone who needs to use them in their work knows how to do so safely and responsibly.
These courses include many different components. These include learning about the Health and Safety at Work Act as well as the Working at Height Regulations. Correct usage of ladders is taught, along with learning how to perform a risk assessment prior to undertaking any job. Many people use ladders without inspecting them first, but this is never a good idea. You cannot assume any ladder is in good condition because you are asking it to take your weight when you climb it to perform a certain task. This course gives you all the knowledge you will need to use ladders safely throughout your working environment.
Do ladder safety training courses get rid of the potential for accidents?
These courses are outstanding and the potential for an accident to occur will be vastly reduced thanks to the knowledge gleaned from these courses. Of course, we can never completely rid ourselves of the potential hazards that can occur when using ladders. A variety of situations could arise or a string of circumstances that leads to a ladder causing an accident for the person using it, or for someone walking past at the time. While the odds are long, it is possible that a potential accident could still happen.
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Falling from a height can result in nasty injuries. If you have been injured in this type of accident at work in the last three years and you want more information on whether you could make a ‘no win, no fee’* claim, contact Accident Advice Helpline now on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone. Our professional injury compensation lawyers may be able to help you win compensation for your injuries if they were caused by someone else and you have proof of negligence.
It is important to note you don’t need to have been the one who was using the ladder at the time. If someone else was using it and you were in the area, contact us for advice now.