Safe use of ladders

While using a ladder can seem intuitive, there are some key points to remember before using it, to ensure your safety and in the event of a fall.

About this seminar  

Roof tilers use ladders every day. So how do they manage the risks associated and ensure their own and others’ safety?

Firstly, it’s important to consider that ladders should not be used as a first resort, and where possible, workers should use other equipment or systems to get their materials up to the roof.

Before starting any job, conduct a pre-job assessment – check whether your workers are appropriately trained, and ensure they are using the correct ladder before tackling any roof-tiling job. Then, turn your focus to on-the-ground conditions and move up and down the ladder with three points of contact during the duration of the job.

It is also important to note that not all ladders are the same, and don’t use a stepladder to access the roof.

Who is this seminar for?

Roof tilers and anyone in the construction industry who uses a ladder as part of their work responsibilities. 

About the presenters 

Roof Tiling Association of Australia

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