Tertiary Catalogue

Office: Using a Step Ladder

Manual Handling

Step ladders are used in the office to access items that are at a higher level. This avoids over-stretching and the risk of injury. Using ladders however, can be hazardous with falls from ladders being a common cause of workplace injury. Risks include over-reaching, stepping incorrectly on or off a ladder, not maintaining three points of contact or carrying items alone that are too heavy. This safety snippet demonstrates the use of a step ladder in an office environment to reach for an item on the top shelf of a bookcase. It highlights the correct method of stepping on and off the ladder. It also demonstrates good lifting techniques when performing a manual handling task.

Rating: E
Production Year: 2014
Duration: 4 min
Series: Manual Handling
Printable Resources: Yes

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