OH&S Transporting Ladders Safely
Advice on the safe use of ladders deals mostly with how to avoid injury from falls on the job. Few articles advise on transporting ladders safely. At "Secure-A-Ladder" we believe that using a ladder clamp will avoid the risk of accidents. We advise against using inadequate fasteners such as shock cords, ocky cords or what we often see - frayed ropes.
Risk of Injury
Use of elastic straps, shock cords or ocky straps can fray and become dangerous to the user through over stretching or rebounding that may cause facial or eye injury. A ladder lock removes this OH&S risk.
Risk Management: Transporting Ladders
Risk management has some very simple steps: assess the risk & eliminate it.Transporting ladders if not secured effectively can lead to traffic disruption, accidents or even injury to road users or pedestrians. Properly restrained, your ladder will be hard to dislodge. By using the 'Secure-A-Ladder' ladder locks you will avoid the risk of heavy fines for your company or business.
Heavy Fines for unsecured loads
In Victoria there are heavy fines for not securing your load - these can range from $170 for individuals and $851 for companies. If your unsecured load falls from the vehicle and causes harm to people or damage to property fines can escalate to $11,000 for individuals and $58,000 for companies.
Don't take the risk of injuring someone or creating a traffic hazard or delay. Don't use straps or rope, use a 'Secure-A-Ladder' ladder lock (clamp).