HSE Ladder Guidance

Falls when working at height remain the most common kind of workplace fatality across the UK, accounting for around a quarter of all worker deaths and 8% of all non-fatal injuries every year, with many involving a fall off a ladder. It is essential that people use the right type of ladder for a task and know how to use it safely.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have worked in close partnership with the Ladder Association and have given their support to a new publication. Written by industry experts, this guide will help you better understand how to manage work at height risks and complements more detailed information freely available from the Ladder Association. 

Ladder Association/HSE Guide to the Safe Use of Ladders and Stepladders