Safety Tips For Working On Ladders, Mobile Elevated Platforms, And Scaffold Towers  

If you are employed in a job that requires that you work at height, you have to ensure that you use the right safety techniques. We’re going to show you can safely work on ladders, mobile elevated platforms and scaffold towers. Read below.


When you are working on ladders you should…

  • Erect it at a correct angle.
  • Make sure it is secured or footed.
  • Position it close to the work are so you don’t have to over-reach.
  • Protect the base of it or access equipment so pedestrians or vehicles from colliding with them.


When you are working on mobile elevated platforms you should…

  • Ensure that you only use the platform on firm, level ground.
  • Never use the equipment without stabilizers or outriggers.
  • Have a trained operator at ground level working with you.
  • Always wear a safety harness while you’re on the platform.
  • Ensure your platform stays within safe working radius and limits and take account of wind speeds.


When you are working on scaffold towers you should…

  • Make sure a component person erects it.
  • Ensure that you have a height to base dimension ratio not exceeding 3 to 1 indoors or 2.5 to 1 outdoors.
  • Meet the correct height to base ratio by deploying the necessary stabilizers.
  • Use stabilizers or outriggers if they’re above 2.5 m high.
  • Firmly lock all casters before you use it.
  • Make sure that you can access your working platform by ladder.
  • Never be moved while the tower is occupied.
  • Inspect and maintain your scaffold tower regularly.


A safe work place is crucial and ensuring that you have the right safety procedures and policies for things such as working at heights, first aid CPR, confined space entry, as well as things like WHMIS-GHS can create a great work environment that is safe and productive. Since Advanced Consulting and Training Ltd.’s founding, their diverse team of certified health and safety professionals have taken great pride in their ability to deliver prompt, cost-effective and relevant workplace health and safety solutions. As a CPO approved, TSSA accredited, and WSIB approved provider, we look forward to discussing how ACT can help with your company’s safety requirements. Contact us today.






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