Ladder and elevated working platform are common auxiliary tools for working at height. Every year, a considerable number of workers are injured when working at heights. Some people were seriously injured or killed. Detailed analysis shows that the accident may be caused by workers not using these auxiliary tools or workers failing to use the tools correctly. In fact, most accidents can be avoided. When publishing this guide, the Department of Labor aims to introduce the common types of ladders and elevated work platforms, their applications and safety measures to the industry using plain language and illustrations. We hope that this guide will increase the safety awareness of workers using ladders and elevated work platforms, thereby helping to avoid accidents.
Before climbing the ladder, make sure that there is no mud or grease on the shoes. Ensure that there is enough space behind the steps to provide a proper foothold.
The employer shall appropriately guide workers on the hazards in the workplace and the relevant safety measures required. Ladder diagram users should read and follow
Information and instructions provided by the manufacturer.
When using a ladder, please pay attention to the overhead items or cables. Store and maintain the ladder properly and ensure that the ladder is stable and stable on a flat ground. If necessary, use ropes to secure the ladder correctly, or ask your partner to stabilize the ladder by hand.
For straight ladders, the top of the ladder should be at least one meter above the rest area to provide handrails. The placement of the ladder should have a ratio of 1:4 to the retreat distance and height.
Secure the ladder firmly to avoid slipping. Place the ladder at a 1:4 indentation ratio on the top and bottom of the ladder.
The distance to the height. Keep the top of the ladder unobstructed ○
It should be 1M higher than the support point.
Check the ladder before and after use. Use the checklist to check. The result should be confirmed and signed by relevant personnel. The inspection and maintenance of the ladder should be carried out by qualified personnel. Damaged ladders should be clearly labeled and removed immediately.
Develop rescue measures to deal with accidents, including people who fall from or fall from ladders