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  • Falls from ladders can result in serious injuries, hospitalisations and death.
  • In recent years, the number of people hospitalised for injuries as a result of falls on and from ladders has more than doubled.
  • If you are aged 65 years or older, you are more at risk of serious injuries from falls.
  • You can reduce your risk of injuries due to falls from ladders by practising safe ladder use and following the practical tips below.
  • This includes making sure the ladder is suitable for the job, your ladder is set up correctly and that another person is at home while you are on the ladder.

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Reviewed on: 25-11-2021