Common safety hazards of ladders


Industry I 2020-12-08, Number of views:30

Common safety hazards of ladders



At about 19:50 on August 26, 2019, at a construction site in Jiangsu Province, a worker accidentally slipped and fell from the ladder while installing a fire sprinkler while standing on a ladder (standing height of about 1m) To the ground, invalid after rescue...

In 2019, Ms. Xing, who opened a store in Guangdong, accidentally fell off the ladder while sorting the shelves. There were brooms and dustpans beside the stairs. The long handle of the dustpan happened to be inserted into Ms. Xing's body...

On January 2, 2020, a maintenance worker fell from a ladder, causing head injuries and falling to the ground...

Although the types of safety ladders on the market are becoming more and more abundant, and there are also ladders designed for various purposes and requirements, safety accidents still occur frequently during the use of ladders.

Common ladders include straight ladders, herringbone ladders, telescopic ladders, folding ladders, etc. The materials are divided into iron, stainless steel, fiberglass, and aluminum alloy materials.

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When using a ladder, the user will be in a relatively high position, and the safety design standard of the ladder generally requires the user not to stand or sit on the top two steps (except for the ladder with a fixed standing platform on the top) ), when climbing a ladder, you need to maintain three-point contact, that is, one hand, two feet, or two hands and one foot to support the body to maintain body balance.

At about 19:50 on August 26, 2019, at a construction site in Jiangsu Province, a worker accidentally slipped and fell from the ladder while installing a fire sprinkler while standing on a ladder (standing height of about 1m) To the ground, invalid after rescue...

In 2019, Ms. Xing, who opened a store in Guangdong, accidentally fell off the ladder while sorting the shelves. There were brooms and dustpans beside the stairs. The long handle of the dustpan happened to be inserted into Ms. Xing's body...

On January 2, 2020, a maintenance worker fell from a ladder, causing head injuries and falling to the ground...

Although the types of safety ladders on the market are becoming more and more abundant, and there are also ladders designed for various purposes and requirements, safety accidents still occur frequently during the use of ladders.

Common ladders include straight ladders, herringbone ladders, telescopic ladders, folding ladders, etc. The materials are divided into iron, stainless steel, fiberglass, and aluminum alloy materials.

When using a ladder, the user will be in a relatively high position, and the safety design standard of the ladder generally requires the user not to stand or sit on the top two steps (except for the ladder with a fixed standing platform on the top) ), when climbing a ladder, you need to maintain three-point contact, that is, one hand, two feet, or two hands and one foot to support the body to maintain body balance.

Some users are eager to be convenient, they will sit on the top of the herringbone ladder and use their legs to control the movement of the ladder. Others will stand directly on the top of the herringbone ladder to work, or use both hands to climb objects, which is not suitable for use in dangerous environments. In addition, when using ladders on the construction site, do not wear safety helmets, do not check them before using them, and use ladders incorrectly, including the use of ladders with missing or damaged parts, and the use of overloaded ladders, on scaffolding and roofing. Or use ladders on unsafe ground, use metal ladders next to live equipment, use ladders as work platforms, etc. These unsafe behaviors are extremely easy to bring personnel to the risk of falling. Ignoring their own safety, a momentary paralysis leads to a safety accident. In addition, irresistible factors in the use environment, such as the collapse of objects, sudden power on, sudden ground collapse, and sudden slippage, can also lead to safety accidents. This requires not only to maintain their own safety when using, but also to keep them safe. Pay attention to your surroundings.

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The safety accident of the ladder is also closely related to the quality of the ladder.

First, users use ladders that do not comply with safety regulations, or use self-made ladders, etc., and accidents caused by such situations are not uncommon.

Second, although the relevant safety regulations for ladders at home and abroad are very complete, the safety standards for ladders are becoming more stringent, but there are many ladders on the market, and the quality of some ladders is terrible. In addition to trying to reduce costs and lower prices, they are completely ignored. Quality, even the EN131 label was affixed to falsely claim that it was in compliance with safety regulations, and counterfeit products appeared on the same ladder. The ladder market is now in chaos. Brands that really want to make products are splashed by the mud of the disruptors. There is still a long way to go before good brands can win the market.

Third, for a low-quality ladder, the manufacturer will try to reduce the cost, not to mention the substandard profiles, even a small screw is not willing to give you a slightly better quality, and the craftsmanship is even more unnecessary. , In this case, what about safety?