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Safe Use of Ladders and Stepladders - a brief guide



LA455 'Safe Use of Ladders and Stepladders -
A brief guide'

‘LA455 Safe Use of Ladders and Stepladders – a brief guide’ is the latest guidance jointly produced by the Ladder Association and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

Released in July 2021, the guidance replaces the HSE Guidance Document INDG455.

This updated guidance now highlights the importance of training, and offers expanded guidance on different types of portable ladders, such as telescopic ladders and combination (or multi-purpose) ladders.

Download your copy here.

Copyright Notice for LA455

LA455 – Version 1, Rev 0, 07/21. Published by The Ladder Association.
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