WHAT IS LADDER SAFETY MONTH?
For the last seven years, March has marked the American Ladder Institute’s (ALI) National Ladder Safety Month, an event promoting safe ladder practices at home and at work through informative broadcasts, national dialogue and training resources.
LADDER INJURIES IN PERSPECTIVE
Falls from heights are one of the leading causes of serious work-related injuries and deaths. OSHA estimates that on average, approximately 200,000 serious injuries and 345 fatalities occur annually among workers directly affected by falls. To put this figure in perspective, on average 271 die in plane crashes each year in the US.
The Ladder Association estimates there are around two million ladders in daily use around the UK. We have joined an initiative started in the United States to demonstrate how ladder products can keep you safe when used correctly for the right application.
We're running Ladder Safety Workshops where you’ll learn the main ways to keep safe when using a ladder. Each workshop covers the following areas:
1. Choosing the Right Ladder
2. Safety Before the First Step
3. Safety While Climbing
4. Safety at the Top
Each workshop session is at 3PM UK time*
Choosing The Right Ladder
Safety Before The First Step
Safety While Climbing
Safety At The Top
One of the most common mistakes made by ladder users is choosing the wrong ladder for the job. Join us on a live session from Little Giant on Wednesday March 8th at 3PM.
(Inspection and Set Up) – Are you taking the time to properly inspect your ladders before starting to work? A thorough inspection must be made when the ladder is initially purchased and each time it is placed into
The Three Points of Contact Rule minimizes the chance of slipping and falling from the ladder. The climber should face the ladder and have two hands and one foot, or two feet and one hand in contact with the ladder at all times.
Just as it’s important to pay attention while climbing and descending a ladder, it is important to follow safety rules while working on the ladder.