Process - Development Challenges - Stepladders

Stepladders

 

THE USE OF STEP LADDERS IN STORE

 

 

american golf have procedures for the safe use of step ladders in store. These procedures detail that:

 

• Step ladders may be needed for low risk, short-duration tasks, for example:

 

- When putting up hanging POS on the shop floor or

- When accessing stock from the racking in the stockroom or the shelves on the sales floor.

                                                                                                                                                                

• Stores that require step ladders have been supplied with ones that conform with British/European standards and the requirements of the Work at Height Regulations 2005. Stores are only allowed to use step ladders and not leaning ladders; kick stools may also be used.

 

• Stepladders are inspected regularly for defects by the store management team as part of their weekly safety checks and a more detailed check which is carried out once each month. Each user however should visually check the step ladder before each use to ensure it is fit for purpose.

 Process - Development Challenges - Stepladders

Stepladders

  Stepladder do's and don'ts!

Only step ladders provided by american golf should be used for work in store

You must be properly trained in step ladder use before using them

You must be 18 years of age or older to use step ladders 

You must check the step ladder before you use it to ensure that it is in good working order

Only use step ladders for short durations and light duties

Step ladders must be stored in a safe place (preferably in the stockroom) on the completion of the task

 

Young Person’ cant use stepladders for any reason in store. A ‘Young Person is classed as an individual who is under 18 years of age

You must never climb on top of, or work from, any platform, raised surface, ledge or other unsuitable access point (these may not be load bearing and there is a risk of falling)

Do not use damaged step ladders

Do not use step ladders for more than 30 minutes at a time (if you’re involved in a task that involves you staying up a step ladder for more than 30 minutes, speak to your store manager as alternative equipment may be needed for the task to be completed

You must never climb racking to access stock etc.

You are not permitted onto delivery vehicles

You must never use anything other than approved step ladders or kick stools to reach items at height (i.e. you must not stand on chairs, desks, boxes etc.)

Do not use step ladders for anything other than their intended purposes

Never use step ladders where you are on your own in store

Do not use step ladders where you have a medical condition, or if are taking medication that could affect your safety

 

 

Process - Development Challenges - Stepladders

Stepladders

Review the diagram below on the safe use of stepladders and also ways in which they can be wrongly used.  You will be asked to demonstrate what you have learnt.

 

 

 

Process - Development Challenges - Stepladders

Stepladders

Detailed below are common causes of falls and the steps you can take to prevent such a fall and possible serious injury:

 

 

Process - Development Challenges - Stepladders

Stepladders

Which of the list below are common causes of falls from ladders?

Over reaching

Slips from ladder

Ladder wobbles, slips and falls

Ladder breaks

All of the above

People under the age of 18 can use step ladders?

True

False

I'm allowed to get on/off delivery vehicles?

True

False

I can climb racking to retrieve stock?

True

False

I can work on top of raised platforms in store?

True

False

I should report damaged step ladders?

True

False

It's ok to stand on racking shelves when you just need a small boost up?

True

False

It's safe to work off the top step of a step ladder without a handrail/platform?

True

False

How many points of contact should you keep with the step ladder when climbing?

2

3

4