An extra minute or two to correctly reposition and stabilise his ladder was all that was needed for Paul to prevent his fall. After a long and tiring day painting, Paul’s intention was to finish the job. But he neglected ladder safety practices. Falling onto concrete, fracturing ribs and suffering a collapsed lung. It could have been much worse. Ladder Safety Tip- Take the time to set up your ladder safely https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hfW_Y-xpxTE
Thank you and acknowledgment to the Australian consumer protection regulators’ national education campaign ‘Ladder safety matters’ that encourages older men to stop and think before they use a ladder. It’s often the split-second decision or risky shortcut that results in a fall. What most people don’t realise is recovery can be a long and slow process with many still suffering pain a year after their fall.
Paul shares his story about falling from a ladder while sanding the exterior of his house and how the injuries from the fall has impacted his life.
Visit http://www.productsafety.gov.au/ladde… to learn more about buying a ladder and safe ladder use.