Do I have to tie my ladder?

Ladders have to be prevented from slipping during use. The options for securing a ladder are as follows:

	tie the ladder to a suitable point making sure both stiles are tied;

	where this is not practicable, use a ladder stability device;

	if this is not possible then securely wedge the ladder e.g. against a wall;

	if none of the above are possible then foot the ladder. Footing is the last resort and should be avoided where possible by the use of other methods.

For more information on ladder safety see: [Ladder Association website ](