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Peter Bennett OBE talks on The Roofing Show

Peter Bennett OBE talks on The Roofing Show Our Executive Director, Peter Bennett OBE, was a guest recently on Fix Radio’s ‘The Roofing Show’ podcast with Danny Madden, alongside Alistair Kerr (Annandale Roofing) on the topic of Falls from Height. Danny, Fix Radio’s ‘Roofer of the Year 2022’ and a third-generation roofer, was brave enoughMore Info

27 February 2024 More Info
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A record-breaking year

The Ladder Association has enjoyed a record-breaking year, with particularly strong growth in LadderCard numbers from our training members. We’re delighted to have trained over 15,300 delegates in 2023 thanks to a consistently positive year and a record-breaking November, in which 1889 delegates were trained in that month alone! That’s the highest number in aMore Info

12 December 2023 More Info
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Serious concerns raised about the safety of ladders sold on online platforms

Latest research commissioned by the Ladder Association has again raised serious concerns that unsafe and potentially dangerous ladders continue to be sold via online platforms to unsuspecting consumers in the UK. The market surveillance study, part of the Ladder Association’s ongoing ‘Step Up to Safe Ladders’ campaign, found that 70% of the commercially-available multipurpose laddersMore Info

11 October 2023 More Info
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Latest Telescopic Ladder Research Report Launched

  Unsafe and potentially dangerous ladders continue to be sold online to unsuspecting consumers in the UK, according to our new safety report. This warning, from the Ladder Association, comes as millions of Britons prepare to spend the upcoming hat-trick of May Bank Holiday weekends doing DIY and home improvements. The latest report is aMore Info

26 April 2023 More Info
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Ladder Association expands into the Middle East

  The Ladder Association continues its overseas expansion by welcoming two new Training Members in the Middle East, Al Laith Scaffolding LLC and Simian International. Dubai-based Al Laith is a well-known supplier of a range of construction and events scaffolding structures across the UAE, having serviced the region for almost 30 years. Simian International offerMore Info

24 April 2023 More Info
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Product Safety Review – An Open Letter to the Secretary of State

The Ladder Association has placed its full support behind an open letter to the Secretary of State for the Department for Business and Trade, the Rt Hon Kemi Badenoch, urging the Government to immediately release the long-awaited Product Safety Review, and address the sale of dangerous goods from online marketplaces once and for all. TheMore Info

9 March 2023 More Info
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International Women’s Day

Today on International Women’s Day, we celebrate Ladder Association Chairman, Gail Hounslea! Gail has over 20 years’ experience working with ladders. Her astute business brain and entrepreneurial spirit meant she spotted a gap in the market in 2004 and founded her own ladder supply company, Ladderstore. Since then, she has worked tirelessly across the (predominantlyMore Info

8 March 2023 More Info
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Reflecting on our recent successes

Last week we were delighted to attend the Trade Association Forum (TAF) Awards in London. As a TAF member for a number of years now, we were proud to be shortlisted for ‘Sector Representation of the Year’ as a result of our successful collaborations with the Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS), Trading Standards,More Info

28 February 2023 More Info
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Ladder Conference 2022

Each year, we hold a conference in the UK to share the latest insights and guidance on ladder safety. We invite our members – as well as anyone else with an interest in ladders, including those who select access equipment for their organisation or have responsibility for the health and safety of people who workMore Info

5 January 2023 More Info
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Ladder Association shortlisted at Trade Association Awards 2023

The Ladder Association is delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted for ‘Sector Representation of the Year’ at the Trade Association Awards 2023. The annual awards – which are formally supported by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy – recognise, reward and promote best practice amongst trade associations in the UK. TheMore Info

13 December 2022 More Info