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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BS 1129 and BS 2037 – British standards for portable ladders, steps, trestles and stagings – have now been partially withdrawn.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
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Newly formed APPG launches inquiry into workplace falls from height

The newly formed All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Working at Height, sponsored by PASMA and chaired by Glasgow Central MP, Alison Thewlis, has launched its first inquiry into the numbers of serious injuries and fatalities which occur because of a fall from height and falling objects. The inquiry is be open for evidence submissions from interestedMore Info

25 January 2018 More Info

Counting the cost

It should have been a perfectly normal working day. Instead, it ended with one man losing his life and the company responsible facing a fine of £1million and costs of £30,000. And all because of a fall from a stepladder which could have been prevented. On 5 September 2017, Hull Crown Court heard how aMore Info

20 September 2017 More Info

Ladder Standards: The Most Fundamental Changes in a Quarter of a Century

THE Ladder Association, the not-for-profit industry body dedicated to height safety, has published an 8-page guide explaining what it describes as the most important changes to portable ladder standards since BS EN 131 – the single British and European product standard – was first introduced. The Association’s free guide highlights the key changes for specifiers,More Info

29 August 2017 More Info

Ladder Association speaks at London Work at Height Seminar 2017

The Ladder Association, a not-for-profit body dedicated to promoting safe ladder use, shared its knowledge with delegates at the London Work at Height Seminar 2017, held at London Guildhall on July 10th. The London Working at Height Seminar (LWAHS) was established to bring together the leading organisations who develop and design systems of methods andMore Info

10 July 2017 More Info