Preventing construction worker_falls_with_platform_ladders
Construction industries unfortunately have enormous number of fatalities and injuries when compared with other industrial sectors.
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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Preventing construction worker falls with platform ladders
Construction industries unfortunately have enormous number of fatalities and injuries when compared
with other industrial sectors. As per the specifications of OSHA Standards there is need to abide by
the rules and the standards in order to curtail the worksite injuries that occur as the consequence of
falls from ladders, scaffolds, floor openings, excavations, sky-lights etc and also through various
structural erections. Despite such regulations, it is seen that the number of fatalities and injuries have
risen over the years owing to lack of improvisation of solutions for preventing such falls. Safety
measures need to be adopted to stop such injuries. OSHA requires certain types of ladders that have
to be used. Platform ladders have been mostly preferred by the construction site workers for they
are practicable and make sense.
Offering the safe workplace with safety ladders
Safety of workers working at the construction site must be taken into consideration at every stage of
construction project right from beginning till the end all through the maintenance phases. Platform
ladders have an edge over the conventional ladders when it comes to usage of both the hands while
working. The working surface on the ladder and guard rails makes the construction work easier,
simpler and less risky in most cases. It offers the safest working surface among so many kinds of
ladders available in the market.
What are the features of industrial platform ladders?
Whether one chooses extension ladder or stepping stools, platform ladders offer the maximum safety
to the workers owing to several features that it inherits:
They are comprised of aluminium and the quality meets the industrial standards.
Maximum work surface to avoid falls.
It comprises of foot pads that are slip resistant and carries the wider flare at the base.
It can prove to be highly functional while working on uneven surface owing to the additional
stability that it offers. Ladder leveller helps a lot at the construction site.
They generally have the loading capacity ranging from 1000lb to 1500 lb and since ladders
are fixed to locking castor swivels, two workers can comfortably accommodate at the same
time and can be shifted from one place to another.
Employees can be prevented from hazards with safety ladders. The anti-slip platform that is
reinforced ensures safe working. They are strong and sturdy those are best suited for industrial
purposes. The loading capacity varies from ladder to ladder.