Ladder Safety Statistics – Hazard Infographic

At Moffitt, we use portable, non-self-supporting ladders in every aspect of the work we perform. In the factory, we use them to access equipment and lighting. In the office, we occasionally use them for routine maintenance and repair access. And of course, on the job site, we use them every day. Knowing these ladder safety statistics is what helps us keep our mind on safety. For each section of a warehouse or a construction area, there would be different types of ladders to be used to fit in with the surroundings and be the safest for that area. Warehouses would ideally use a ladder that can reach higher areas whilst being safe and secure for one person to use on their own, rolling ladders would be that type of ladder, they can be easily maneuvered and locked into place so that they do not move when someone is on them.

Balancing Act – Keeping Safe on a Ladder

The infographic below details some statistics and hazards related to ladder use and underlines the importance of ladder safety. Businesses need to post warning signage to alert employees to potential hazards. It is important to announce hazards so people can prevent accidents and injuries from occurring.

ladder safety statistics infographic
Ladder Safety Statistics

Ladder Safety Statistics

People often do not give ladders the attention they deserve. We typically see stacks of ladders lying on the ground at job sites, transported on truck racks in all kinds of weather, or even tucked in the corner of the garage behind stacks of stored items. Everyone ignores these ladders until they need them. At that time, they quickly grab them and start using them. The user then climbs the ladder without a second thought. Unfortunately, ladders represent a significant hazard and can have severe, even lethal consequences if not used properly.

At any rate, review the infographic, read our ladder safety tip post, and be mindful of the condition of ladders to avoid dangerous situations and injuries.