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Why are standards so important?

You might have noticed that a lot of the Ladder Associations work, and its requirements for membership, are based around product standards, and particularly EN 131, the product standard for portable ladders. But standards are not just about products. A standard is an agreed way of doing something That could be designing a product likeMore Info

28 May 2024 More Info
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Consumers at higher risk when buying telescopic ladders from online platforms

PRESS RELEASE – 17 May 2024 Consumers at higher risk when buying telescopic ladders from online platforms Latest research commissioned by the Ladder Association has highlighted the increased risk of accidents for consumers who buy telescopic ladders from online platforms as opposed to physical stores. The market research study, funded by the Office for ProductMore Info

17 May 2024 More Info
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Dangerous Chinese imports stopped at Port

We watch with great interest as the Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) release their regular Product Safety Reports, as often, they’ll show confirmation of unsafe imported ladders having been stopped, tested, and subsequently rejected, at Port. In April alone, 17 safety reports hit our inboxes of ladders that were all deemed as ‘presentingMore Info

16 May 2024 More Info
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Reaching the trade through the power of podcasts

Our Executive Director, Peter Bennett OBE, continued to fly the flag for ladder safety when he appeared recently on the ‘Professional Builder’ podcast. Hosted by Lee Jones, editor of the popular and well-established SME trade magazine, Peter introduced the Ladder Association and how we support businesses of all sizes to stay safe when working atMore Info

16 May 2024 More Info
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New ladder label launched

To coincide with the start of #NoFallsWeek, the Ladder Association are pleased to announce the launch of a new ladder label, designed to promote accredited Ladder Association training to ladder users at work and at home! Available to all Ladder Association members, the label (available in portrait and landscape layouts) can be affixed to theirMore Info

13 May 2024 More Info
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Appearance on Fix Radio’s ‘The Electrical Show’ Podcast

Following on from his appearance on ‘The Roofing Show’ in February, our Executive Director, Peter Bennett OBE, was a guest this week on another of Fix Radio’s popular podcasts – ‘The Electrical Show’. Peter joined host Thomas Nagy to discuss the dangers faced by electricians while working at height. They managed to cover a wholeMore Info

12 April 2024 More Info
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Instructor spotlight: Musical Youth’s Dennis Seaton (Sunbelt Rentals)

The Ladder Association spoke with Dennis Seaton, frontman of Musical Youth and former chairman of our training committee, who’s been recruited by the association’s newest member, Sunbelt Rentals, as a lead training instructor. We listened to his story – and what a journey it’s been! – to learn the parallels between stage and classroom. PassMore Info

26 March 2024 More Info
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Ladders appear on the Weatherfield Cobbles

Ladders appear on the Weatherfield Cobbles For all you Corrie fans, did you catch last Wednesday’s episode featuring the scene on an extension ladder? If you missed it, poor window cleaner Gav had never been up a ladder before, so Tim stepped in to show him the ropes (catching out Tracy Barlow in the process…butMore Info

27 February 2024 More Info