Do any of the following risks apply?

  • Working at Height

  • Is a Step Ladder being used?

  • Can you maintain 3 points of contact?

  • Consider other means of access such as podium, tower or MEWP

  • Can you avoid standing on the top 3 steps?

  • Consider a larger step ladder or another means of access such as podium, tower or MEWP.

  • Is the ground flat / suitable for a step ladder?

  • Consider another means of access such as podium, tower or MEWP.

  • Are you step ladder trained?

  • Do not proceed

  • Is a ladder being used?

  • Can you maintain 3 points of contact?

  • Consider other means of access such as podium, tower or MEWP

  • Can you avoid standing on the top 3 rungs?

  • Consider other means of access such as podium, tower or MEWP

  • Can ladder be tied in?

  • Ensure ladder is tied in before use

  • Install tie in point and tie ladder in before use

  • Are you ladder trained?

  • Do not proceed

  • Is a tower / scaffold being used?

  • Are you tower trained?

  • Do not proceed, you are not trained to use a tower.

  • Are ground conditions suitable for a tower?

  • Consider other means of access.

  • Is a MEWP being used?

  • Are you MEWP trained?

  • Do not proceed, you are not trained to operate a MEWP

  • Are ground conditions suitable for the MEWP type?

  • Consider other means of access.

  • Slips / Trips

  • Consider measures to reduce slips / trips ( such as drying surfaces, re-routing trailing cables, using de-icing salt, creating fenced off work areas)

  • Use of power tools

  • Are you competent to use the required tools?

  • Do not proceed and request training.

  • Ensure tools are not left unattended

  • Manual Handling

  • Undertake a manual handling risk assessment ( Task, Individual, Load, Environment)

  • Consider manual handling aids ( trolley, team lift, barrow)

  • Wear gloves

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