Information For Your Safety
HSE's revised and simplified guidance : INDG455 'Safe use of ladders and step ladders' and INDG401 'Work at height' brief guides are now available to download from https://www.hse.gov.uk/work-at-height/index.htm.
The new guidance makes it clear, subject to risk assessment, that ladders remain a sensible and practical option in the workplace – and if it's right to use a ladder, to use the right ladder and to use it safely.
Working With Ladders
Most new extension ladders now have a mark on the stiles to show the safest angle of leaning.
Remember the rule: 'ONE OUT FOR FOUR UP'
The more the base is moved out from this position, the greater the risk that it will slip outwards suddenly and fall down without warning!