As we see the first leaves starting to fall marking the end of summer, we now must begin to prepare for the cold, wet slippery months of autumn. Regardless of your business ladder safety is essential no matter what time of year it is but even more so if you are working on surfaces which are wet and slippery from rain, wet leaves or even ice. So regardless of what jobs you are doing when you are using a ladder, you need to make sure you are prepared and are doing everything you can to avoid personal risk.
That’s why ensuring that you always take ladder safety seriously and have the appropriate tools and knowledge is essential to help protect against any ladder accidents.
The HSE safe use of ladders and step ladder guide, is a great guide, which covers: When a ladder is the most suitable equipment, a safety checklist before using one, simple precautions that can minimise the risk of a fall, options for securing ladders…. plus much more ladder safety advise. For full details and to download your own copy visit: https://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/indg455.pdf
The LadderM8rix ladder accessory range can help to reduce ladder slippage when working at height on ladders and can be placed on a diversity of surfaces including wet decking, snow, and even solid ice! https://www.ladderm8.co.uk/ladder-safety-articles/
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