Judges have a tendency to describe safe ladder use as “common sense”. For that reason, many injury victims – where the accident involved a ladder or stepladder – have lost out on compensation because they were considered to be the one at fault.
On the other hand, statistics from the Health and Safety Executive regarding injuries and deaths resulting from falls from height have remained fairly constant throughout the years of this century. These statistics tend to suggest that safe use of a ladder is more complicated than it might appear.
In this episode of the podcast, we discuss where the truth might lie, between these two extremes of “common sense” and “definite need for training/instruction”.
Peter Brash, one of the accredited, specialist personal injury solicitors at Moray Claims / Grigor & Young, discusses Ladder Safety Hazards and also the following:
- Which town has the best beaches in Moray;
- A court decision about a slapstick ladder accident which did not have a happy ending for the injured worker; and
- Why you should take our quiz on ladder safety and test whether, for you, this subject is indeed just common sense.
Listen to this podcast episode by clicking the ‘play button below – or download it for later.
This podcast has a related article on this website, which you can access here, if you prefer to read about the topic rather than listen.
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- Introductory page to Moray Claims’ Ladder Safety Quiz.
- Moray Claims’ Ladder Safety Quiz (Test your knowledge of ladder and step ladder safety through these multiple choice questions).
- HSE Publication (PDF – download begins immediately) “Safe Use of Ladders and Stepladders – An Employer’s Guide” (2005).