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On completion of each course, IIRSM (International Institute for Risk and Safety Management) approved certificates are issued automatically, which can be easily downloaded and saved.
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The list of courses also includes Safe Use of Ladders in the Workplace.
Ladders are a common tool used in many industries, but they can also be dangerous if not used safely. Falls from ladders are a leading cause of workplace injuries, so it is imperative to follow safety guidelines when using them.
Key points to consider when using a ladder in the workplace:
Choose the right ladder for the job. There are different types of ladders available, each designed for a specific purpose. Make sure to choose a ladder that is the right height, width, and weight capacity for the job you need to do.
Inspect the ladder before each use. Look for any signs of damage, such as cracks, dents, or loose parts. If you find any damage, do not use the ladder.
Set up the ladder on a level and stable surface. Avoid using ladders on uneven ground or on slippery surfaces. If you need to use a ladder on soft ground, use ladder stabilisers.
Position the ladder at the correct angle. The base of the ladder should be placed one foot out for every four feet of height. This will ensure that the ladder is at a safe angle.
Secure the ladder. If possible, tie the top of the ladder to a secure structure. This will help to prevent the ladder from slipping or tipping over.
Face the ladder while you climb and descend. Always maintain three points of contact with the ladder, meaning that you have two hands and one foot, or two feet and one hand on the ladder always.
Do not overreach. If you cannot reach something from the ladder, come down and move the ladder closer. Do not try to overreach or lean off to the side of the ladder.
Never overload the ladder. Never carry more than the ladder’s weight capacity. Be careful not to overload the ladder with tools and materials.
Be aware of your surroundings. Watch out for overhead wires, branches, and other obstacles. Be careful not to use ladders in windy conditions.
Take breaks. If you need to work on a ladder for more than 30 minutes at a time, take a break to rest your muscles and avoid fatigue.
By prioritising the above measures, businesses can actively contribute to the eradication of falls involving ladder use and promote a culture of safe and responsible practices within their organisation and beyond.
Oliver De Maria (Project Coordinator) and Erin Beck (Project Coordinator)
The App is free, developed by Oliver De Maria (Project Coordinator) and Erin Beck (Project Coordinator) whilst working with the iProtectU IT Developers. Both Erin and Oliver wanted to increase health, safety and wellbeing awareness in the workplace and made it their mission to develop a free, easy-to-use product, available to all.
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