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Make sure you read the whole article. It isn’t just about banning climbing ladders during training because of safety concerns. Power saws have been removed from rigs because of safety issues.
Firefighters at Australia’s airports have been banned from climbing ladders more than 2-metres high in training because of the risk of falling.
In a Senate Estimates hearing that had some senators in stitches, Airservices Australia chief fire officer Glenn Wood confirmed the training ban, even though firefighters could be required to use much higher ladders in an aircraft emergency.
“We take the safety of our people very seriously and there is a risk of fall from height,” Mr Wood told the Committee for Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport.