The Myth. Ladders and stepladders are banned

The Reality: Neither ladders nor stepladders are banned. For straightforward short duration work they can be a good option, but you wouldn’t want to be wobbling about on them doing complex tasks for long periods. A large number of workers are seriously injured or killed using ladders and stepladders each year.

So:
Yes – the HSE want people to use the right equipment for the job.
Yes – there are some common-sense rules for using them safely.
No – they are not banned.

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posted on July 14, 2010
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