Don’t let a dodgy ladder shatter your life!
Falls from height continue to be one of the main cause of fatalities at work. In 2008/09 there were 35 fatalities to workers and 4654 employees who suffered major injury. Over two thirds of these major injuries are the result of a fall from a ladder.
In an effort to reduce the number of workers being injured falling from a ‘dodgy’ ladder, HSE has teamed up again with the following partner companies for a re-run of our successful “Ladder Exchange” initiative;
HSS Hire, Speedy, HARSCO (formerly SGB Hire), Ladderstore.com, Ladder Association, ABRU, A-Plant, Browns Ladders and Ceilings, Clow Group, Engex (in association with CEF), Globe Ladders, Ladder & Fencing Industries, TB Davies, Slingsby, Youngman Group, Zarges UK and new partners, Travis Perkins, Attic Access and Engex.
Previous Ladder Exchanges (2007-2009) were successful in removing close to 7000 dodgy ladders from Britain’s workplaces
The concept behind Ladder Exchange is very simple; where a user has a ladder which is broken, damaged or bent then they can bring it along to any one of our partner outlets and exchange it for a new one at a discounted price.
The key messages for this year’s campaign are:
For more information about ladder exchange please visit the HSE falls website.