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Ladder Association responds to ORR prosecution

A recent prosecution at Westminster Magistrates’ Court by the Office of Rail and Road (ORR), is a stark reminder of just what is at stake when work at height is not properly planned and supervised. The court heard that a railway maintenance worker suffered significant injuries including a broken collarbone, 11 broken ribs and aMore Info

18 July 2019 More Info
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‘Highly Commended’ at the Trade Association Forum Awards!

Some of our team travelled to London yesterday to attend the Trade Association Forum’s 2019 Conference and Best Practice Awards. As Finalists for ‘Marketing Campaign of the Year’ for our ongoing ‘Get a Grip’ on ladder safety campaign, we had hoped to scoop the top prize. Unfortunately, it wasn’t to be, but we were thrilledMore Info

10 July 2019 More Info

Congratulations to Peter Bennett OBE!

Peter has dedicated his career to preventing falls from height – and now has an OBE for his contributions On average, 36 people die at work every year following a fall from height and many thousands more are injured. The Ladder Association’s Executive Director has dedicated his career to minimising these numbers and on 2ndMore Info

3 July 2019 More Info
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‘Business of the Year’ at the OPSS Regulatory Excellence Awards!

We were delighted to walk away with the coveted ‘Business of the Year’ award at the Office for Product Safety and Standards Regulatory Excellence Awards 2019 in London last month. We had actually entered under ‘Product of the Year’, however the judges felt that wasn’t quite the best fit for us, so instead presented usMore Info

1 July 2019 More Info
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Ladder Safety Campaign nominated for award

LAUNCHED IN 2018, the Ladder Association’s ‘Get a Grip’ on ladder safety campaign has been nominated as a finalist in the Trade Association Forum’s 2019 Best Practice Awards in the category of Marketing Campaign of the Year. The annual awards – which are formally supported by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy –More Info

22 May 2019 More Info
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2019 Annual Members’ Meeting report

THE verdict is in. According to the many delegates who attended, the recent 2019 Ladder Association’s Annual Members’ Meeting and Conference was an exceptionally interesting, informative and enjoyable event for both members and non-members alike. 94 per cent of respondees to a follow-up survey rated the event ‘very good’ or ‘excellent’. Held at Hogarths StoneMore Info

7 May 2019 More Info
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Peter Bennett OBE

We are delighted to announce that Peter Bennett has been awarded an OBE in the New Year’s Honours List. Appointed Executive Director of the Ladder Association in 2007, (then the British Ladder Manufacturers’ Association), Peter and his team set about widening the membership base and establishing a training scheme for users and inspectors of ladders.More Info

1 January 2019 More Info

Get a grip on ladder safety

THE Ladder Association is urging ladder users – and those responsible for managing the safe use of ladders – to take a fresh approach to ladder training. In a sector blighted by myths and misconceptions, Get a grip on ladder safety is a major new campaign that aims to put ladder training at the topMore Info

20 September 2018 More Info

Ladder standards update

THE British Standards Institution (BSI) has confirmed that BS 1129 and BS 2037 – British standards for portable ladders, steps, trestles and stagings – have now been partially withdrawn. This partial withdrawal affects the design and manufacturing of portable ladders and step ladders. Products are required to meet criteria set out by the recently revisedMore Info

26 June 2018 More Info
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Ladder Conference 2018 heightens safety awareness

The Ladder Association’s second national conference – Staying one step ahead in your industry – was held on March 23rd, 2018 and has been lauded as a huge success. It followed the traditional Annual Members’ Meeting (AMM), at which the Ladder Association’s team and its Council, Training and Technical Committee, all reported on work deliveredMore Info

8 June 2018 More Info