How to Prevent Ladder Accidents

This 1 minute safety training video covers: How to prevent accident, what to do when you fall, what to do in case of accident, when to move a person who just fall, what to do when help hasn't arrived yet. Click here to watch the 13 minutes full length version.

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Ladders are one of the most commonly used pieces of equipment in almost any work environment. From common stepladders to sophisticated extension ladders, they can be found almost everywhere.

Atlantic Training's "Ladder Safety" video/DVD programs show that because they are so common, many employees take ladders for granted, and don't take the appropriate precautions when using ladders.

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Video Transcript

Sometimes no matter how careful we are, things just go wrong. if an accident does occur, it's important to be prepared. if you do fall off a ladder, knowing how to fall "the right way" can prevent a serious injury. Tense muscles increase the potential of getting hurt, so it's important to relax when you fall. Absorb the concussion by bending your arms and legs. This way they will act as "shock absorbers" when you hit the ground. Rolling in the direction of the fall will "cushion" you even more. If someone does fall from a ladder, they could end up with broken bones, a concussion or even damage to their spinal column, so you shouldn't move them unless they're in a very dangerous location. Movement will only make these injuries worst. Instead call for medical assistance immediately.