- Use the right ladder for the job. For example, the ladder must be high enough for you to reach your work area without having to stand on its top rung. Standing on the top rung of a ladder is highly unsafe and it should never be done (See figure 1).
- As ladder has little or no fall prevention mechanism, the use of other safer equipment like scissor lifts or tower scaffold to reach higher work area may be recommended.
- Provide sufficient supervision to ensure on-site adherence to work safely
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