Ladders

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.