Is it true that all ladders are now banned in workplaces?

The answer is NO.

It’s all about assessing the task and how best to prevent falls from heights.

Ladders should not be used as a substitute for a work platform and should generally only be used as a means of access or egress from a work area.

They should only be used as a working platform for light work of short duration that can be carried out safely on the ladder.

The best way to get guidance on working at heights, including ladders can be found in the Managing the Risks of Falls Code of Practice (COP) – WorkSafe Tasmania. This COP describes the requirements for managing falls risks in the workplace and provides some practical guidance and solutions for workplaces to adopt.

Managing_the_Risk_of_Falls_at_Workplaces.pdf


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