What is the Ladder Association?
With its new name, re-styled logo and revised constitution, the Ladder Association, formerly the British Ladder Manufacturers' Association (BLMA), aims to set a new agenda for the ladder industry in the
The BLMA was formed in 1947 by the major ladder manufacturers of the day. Today, the Ladder Association welcomes members from every part of the access industry, advances best practice and plays an integral role in promoting the highest standards of ladder design and manufacture.
No longer the exclusive domain of manufacturers, the Association is a vibrant, forward-looking organisation determined to look after the best interests of its increasingly diverse membership base and, of course, the industry at large.
The need for a clear and concise interpretation of the 2005 Work at Height Regulations (WAHR) has resulted in the introduction of a range of Ladder Association initiatives designed to aid compliance and foster safe working practice.
High standards and competence
Advocacy The Ladder Association is the voice of the industry and its message is clear and precisely the same as the HSE….. Ladders are not banned in the workplace, so if it's right to use a ladder, use the right ladder and get trained to use it safely.
Membership Irrespective of size or market sector, any organisation can now apply to join the Ladder Association. Set yourself apart by demonstrating your commitment to professionalism and best practice.
Training For users, supervisors and managers, the Ladder Association ladder and step ladder training course sets the standard. It is only available from nationally accredited Ladder Association training centres.
The Ladder Association Photo Card Definitive proof of competence when using leaning ladders and stepladders.
Website The Ladder Association website offers free and unlimited access to a comprehensive information resource.
Users' Guide An indispensable 40-page guide to employer and user responsibilities, WAHR, risk avoidance, planning ahead and ladder inspection and maintenance.