Ladderstore is delighted to announce its support for Get a Grip on Ladder Safety, a major new campaign by the Ladder Association that aims to put ladder training at the top of the height safety agenda.
With falls from height still one of the leading causes of workplace fatalities and injuries; accounting for 35 fatalities in 2017/2018 according to HSE annual statistics, and with businesses facing record fines for failing to keep workers safe, the campaign sets out to ensure that everyone using a ladder is fully trained and competent to do so.
As independent specialists in all things to do with working at height, Ladderstore provide a wide range of certified working at height training each month, on site at their training centre in Bolton and on location at their customer’s workplaces. The safe use of ladders is something that the company are passionate about and are urging all ladder users and those responsible for managing the safe use of ladders to take a fresh approach to ladder training.
While ladders are a safe, practical versatile solution for low risk and short duration work at height, a complacent, over-confident approach to ladder use can lead to potentially life-changing consequences.
A contractor using any other piece of equipment would automatically look to train their staff, so what’s different about using ladders? When you need to use a ladder, make sure you use the right ladder for the job and get trained to use it safely.
Gail Hounslea, Managing Director said “We are pleased to support ‘Get a Grip on Ladder Safety’. Much of our work at Ladderstore goes into promoting the continuous improvement in health and safety performance of ladders and their users,so it is of utmost importance to us to be involved in campaigns such as this.”
Endorsed by Ladderstore, the Association has created a free Ladder Safety pack, providing vital information on the recent changes to European Ladder Standard EN31; the most significant in the last 20 years. The pack includes information on how to use and inspect ladders and most importantly the route to obtaining a LadderCard through official Ladder Association training.
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