Ladder accidents can be caused due to a number of factors, but the following four account for a majority of accidents:
Selection of the wrong kind of ladder: Different kinds of work require different kinds of ladders. Each ladder is designed to support a maximum weight limit. When the weight limit is exceeded, it can cause accidents.
Using old, worn and damaged ladders: Ladders have a shelf life. The stress of being climbed up and down on causes ladders to break down and injure workers.
Incorrect use of ladders: Using ladders in any way other than what the manufacturers intended them to be used for can cause serious accidents.
Incorrect placement of ladders: Positioning a ladder on uneven ground or surface or placing it in front of a door that is not locked, blocked, or guarded can cause an accident.