A step ladder is one of the most familiar things on a jobsite and can be defined as self-supporting, portable, non-adjustable in length, flat steps and a hinged back. Even though it is very common and used often, workers still get hurt using them.
Falls from stepladders are very common and knowledge of safety guidelines can prevent step ladder incidents from happening.
A person using a step ladder is typically not very high of the ground. However, severe accidents and even death is seen from falls when landing the wrong way.
From a legal point of view, work on step ladders is covered by the Work at Height Regulations 2005. Given the nature of the tasks carried out on step ladders, our Work at Height Toolbox Talks might also be of interest.
Our step ladder toolbox talk helps employers keep their employees safe and reduce accidents related to use of step ladders within your workplace.
Items Covered in the Step Ladder Toolbox Talk
Our step ladder toolbox talk is split up in following sections:
- Introduction: Provides the definition of a step ladders and information on its use.
- The Dangers: This section covers the health & safety risks associated with use of a step ladders to carry out tasks at work.
- Control Measures: Defines the Do and Don’t related to use of step ladders.
- The Law: List regulations that employers are obligated to comply with when using step ladders.
- Toolbox Talk Questions: Includes a few questions to assess attendees understanding of the toolbox talk.
Each of our toolbox talks include an additional page where relevant dangers on site can be identified and discussed, together with an attendance list where participants can be recorded and sign.
Purchase our Step Ladder Toolbox Talk to keep your employees safe, or take advantage of our toolbox talk packages which contains a range of our toolbox talks at a reduced price.