How the mighty fall

We all talk constantly about the lack of training on today`s construction sites, thankfully over recent years this has become a lot better and the level of accidents has been reduced. So the news that a qualified Health & Safety Instructor was filmed by employees on the safe and correct way to use an extension ladder. There are a few clues that things are not going well when he has to ask one of the employess to throw up his safety hard hat, rather than come down and get it. Then he forgets to sucure the ladder using the correct procedures. I will not mention his name in this story as the person has been suspended by his employer.

The use of appropriate training when using ladders is a very serious topic and i have written about this in more detail and you can find that article HERE.