Ladder Awareness Online Training
Worker fell from a ladder
A jam and preserve manufacturer has been prosecuted after a worker sustained multiple fractures after falling from a ladder.
On the 6 April 2020, a worker was installing a security camera on the outside of a building using an unsecured ladder. The ladder slipped and the worker fell approximately 15ft sustaining multiple fractures to his right arm, left leg, cheekbone and a dislocation of his backbone.
How did things go wrong?
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found the work at height had not been properly planned, and alternative access equipment to allow safe working at height had not been considered. No training had been provided to either the injured party or others in relation to work at height. There was also a failure to ensure effective monitoring of work at height practices to identify any shortcomings in the company’s procedures which had persisted for some time.
What was the outcome?
The food company pleaded guilty to breaching section 2 of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974. They were fined £40,000 and ordered to pay costs of £5,344.30
The HSE inspector said: “Those in control of work at height have a responsibility to properly plan and supervise the work to ensure suitable equipment is selected. They also should provide the necessary information, instruction and training to workers.”
This Ladder Safety Awareness online training course raises awareness of the dangers associated with ladders and the practical steps that can be taken to minimise and control the risks that ladders present.
This Ladder awareness course covers different types of ladders, ladder strengths, common causes of accidents, applicable legislation, using a ladder safely, pre-use ladder checks, safe handling of ladders, setting up a ladder, behaviour on a ladder, ladder inspection, the storage and maintenance of ladders.
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