Falls from ladders represent a potential risk of accidents which is often underestimated. The causes for such accidents are mostly the wrong positioning- of the ladder or wrong climbing or working on the ladder.
Find below some safety hints for using ladders:
  • Before climbing a ladder, always check its perfect condition, especially of the rungs, stiles, spreading lock (or suspension device)
  • Set up ladders only on horizontal, solid floors, observe the proper angle of incidence for single ladders (68 – 75°).
  • Use the full spread angle for free-standing ladders, place the stiles firmly against the upper support points
  • Climbing ladders beyond the fourth or third last rung may involve significant risks of accidents

For work performed in elevated positions over extended periods of time it is preferable to use a scaffolding!