Is there evidence available to demonstrate that the hazards associated with working at heights have been assessed and control measures identified? (e.g. – HSE Hazard Register)
Prior to deciding that a ladder is suitable to use has adequate consideration been given to other forms of access such as scaffolding or step platforms?
Is there evidence available to show that personnel have been trained in the safe use of ladders?
Are the appropriate ladders being used for the appropriate task? (i.e. fibreglass ladders by electricians)
Is there evidence to show that ladders marked for Identification and formally inspected and maintained at least every 6 months?
Has a method for safe carrying of tools and equipment been established and communicated for the climbing and/or descending of a ladder?
Are all employees aware that all damaged ladders are to be withdrawn from service, tagged and referred to maintenance for repair or discarding?
Are all employees aware they must maintain 3 points of contact at all times whilst ascending, descending or working from a ladder?
Are all ladders stored in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions i.e. stored upright, undercover and adequately secured/supported?
Are all employees required to use a ladder for access aware that the ladder must extend at least 1m past the work platform and be set at an angle of 1:4?