I just read an article that talks about construction safety. According to the article, one of the leading causes of onsite accidents and injuries is the lack of training.
As we always say on this site, training is crucial for safety. The article talks about the importance of training team members how to use equipment properly, and ladders are no exception.
We give our readers ladder training tips often, so here are just a few more tips.
When training your team, make sure you teach them how to properly set up and take down the ladder, in addition to the safety tips.
-Show them how to make sure the spreader bars are locked.
-Show them how to make sure the ground is level or how to use leg levelers properly.
-Show them how to properly climb the ladder.
-Show them how to safely carry the ladders from location to location.
Taking the time to teach your team how to safely use ladders and other equipment will help prevent on-the-job injuries. While it may seem to take a lot of time in the moment, this training will actually help to save time, money, and lives.
If you need ideas for what to include in the training, check out the Ladder Safety Toolbox for some ideas.
Construction can be a dangerous industry to work in, so remember to train your team to help make their jobs a little safer.