HSE subject experts and representatives of the Ladder Association have been reviewing the ladders health and safety content and guidance portfolio, particularly in view of recent changes to ladder standards and as some of the material was naturally in need of review.

HSE’s publication, Safe use of ladders and stepladders (publication reference INDG455) has been replaced by a jointly badged (HSE and LA) updated document of the same title (the new reference is LA455).

The Ladder Association website is being updated to signpost people to the latest version. Please see the free download here: LA455 – The Ladder Association

HSE is updating its own ladders webpage guidance (focused on compliance with the law) to tally with the advice in LA455.

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