The Ladder Association is running its Ladder Exchange scheme until the 31st December 2015.
The scheme, which was launched by the HSE in 2007 and is now run by the Ladder Association, allows ladder users to exchange old or defective ladders for new ones at a range of participating partners located around the country.
It is estimated that over a third of all reported fall from height incidents involve ladders and step ladders so it’s vital that the ladders and stepladders being used are inspected and maintained at regular intervals to ensure they remain safe to work with.
Commenting on the scheme, Martin Brooke, Chairman of the Ladder Association said, "Over two million people work on ladders daily in the UK and we want all those workers to work safely. If you take a chance with a faulty ladder you are risking an accident and potentially your life. We are delighted to champion the Ladder Exchange because it's an initiative, alongside formal training, that can really make a difference and help keep people safe."
How We Can Help
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