Safe use of ladders and stepladders
A brief guide
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Falls from height account for a significant number of workplace injuries and unnecessary deaths every year across a wide range of work at height activities. This leaflet gives advice to employers, employees and self-employed people on simple, sensible precautions to take when using ladders and stepladders to work at height. This leaflet replaces INDG402 Safe use of ladders and stepladders: An employers' guide, INDG403 A toolbox talk on leaning ladder and stepladder safety and INDG405 Top tips for ladder and stepladder safety.