Using a ladder: safety alert
You don't have to fall far off a ladder to be seriously injured, 1–2 metres can be enough.
At least 83 Australians, mainly men, have died after falling from a ladder over the past five years. Thousands more have been seriously injured while using a ladder for home repairs and renovations, as well as gardening tasks.
Men at or nearing retirement age are in the highest risk category for this type of accident.