Ladder related injuries, particularly among men aged 65 years and older, are steadily increasing in Australia.

The following are some simple ladder safety tips to reduce the risk of injury:

  • choose the right ladder for the job
  • don’t work in wet or windy conditions
  • take time to set up your ladder
  • work safely up the ladder
  • have another person hold the ladder
  • know your limits and work to your ability

The Product Safety Australia national education campaign Ladder safety matters has further safety tips and videos to watch.

Updated: 27 May 2020