Work at Height Regulations 2005
Professional use of ladders in the UK is governed by the Work At Height Regulations 2005 and the Work At Height (Amendment) Regulations 2007. They place duties on employers, the self-employed, and any person that controls the work of others (for example facilities managers or building owners who may contract others to work at height).
Health and Safety Executive (HSE) Report
The alarming facts on ladder accidents
According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) report there is over 40,000 domestic and industrial ladder accidents every year in the UK. In industry this includes an average of 14 deaths and 121 major injuries. Even a fully trained operator using best practice with a high-quality, well maintained ladder can suffer an accident – due to the inherent limitations of traditional ladder design, the site conditions where the ladder is used, or the task for which the ladder is being used. The Rojak Design product range is engineered to enhance the stability of free-standing, leaning ladders, address potentially hazardous site conditions and tasks, and turn a naked ladder into a Safe Ladder System.