This website uses cookies primarily for visitor analytics. Certain pages will ask you to fill in contact details to receive additional information. On these pages you have the option of having the site log your details for future visits. Indicating you want the site to remember your details will place a cookie on your device. To view our full cookie policy, please click here. You can also view it at any time by going to our Contact Us page.

THE NEW LADDERBOOK FROM THE LADDER ASSOCIATION

08 July 2009

A step in the right direction 2009 edition offers more top tips on ladder safety and best practice.
Ten things you need to know about ladders, how to keep them in good working order and how to apply the Ladder Association’s STEP methodology, are just three of the updated sections in the association’s new 12-page LadderBook sponsored by HSS Training.

Containing a foreword from Alison Wellens, head of the HSE’s Slips, Trips and Falls Team, and an interview with Geoffrey Podger, chief executive of the Health & Safety Executive in which he confirms that ladders are not banned, the LadderBook takes as its theme ‘If it’s right to use a ladder, use the right ladder and get trained to use it safely’.
Dispelling many of the myths and misconceptions surrounding the use of ladders and stepladders, the free A5 publication is intended to be a handy reference for use in the office or on site. Not surprisingly, it advocates training as the most important tool in helping to reduce falls from height.
Comments Don Aers, chair of the Ladder Association and technical manager at the Youngman Group: “Demonstration of competence is a key requirement of the work at height legislation. It’s essential that users have an understanding of the legislation and regulations, product standards and classifications and, of course, the hazards they are likely to encounter on site.”
Mark Winfield, director of HSS Training agrees: “We recognise the uniqueness of the LadderBook in the industry and support its efforts to promote the safest means possible of using ladders in the workplace. Official Ladder Association training features strongly in our new training brochure.”
Other sections refer to useful websites, risk avoidance and planning ahead. To obtain a free copy visit the association’s website www.ladderassociation.org.uk The site also describes the aims and objectives of the Ladder Association and the benefits of membership.

About the Ladder Association
The Ladder Association is a modern, forward-looking organisation with 55 member companies. Committed to progressing safety and best practice step-by-step, the association is adapting to the challenges facing the industry by positioning itself as the clear and acknowledged focus for ladders and stepladders in the marketplace. It is a major contributor to UK and European standards setting, works closely with the HSE and is the UK’s leading provider of ladder training.
It is a founder member of the Access Industry Forum (AIF), the alliance for access.
www.ladderassociation.org.uk

About HSS Training
HSS Training specialises in delivering a wide range of working at height training focused on the safe construction and/or use of ladders, mobile access towers and powered access (MEWPs). Through its nationwide Centres of Excellence it aims to keep users on top of all the regulations, legislation and job skills they need to stay safe, motivated and productive. HSS Training has been meeting the training needs of customers since 2000.
www.hsstraining.com

For More Information
Please contact Chris Kendall direct on 01484 681258, by mobile on 07973 727356 or by email at chris.kendall@ckandassociates.co.uk


Contact Details and Archive...

Print this page | E-mail this page

https://www.fsifm.com
https://www.floorbrite.co.uk/


MOST VIEWED...

View more articles
Article image

Why the Law Says You Need a Nappy Bin Disposal Service

At home, parents are used to disposing of their babies’ used nappies the same way they do any other domestic waste - bagging it up and sticking it in the r...
Article image

Zero carbon increasingly influencing contractual agreements

With the UK continuing to increase its efforts to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050, these efforts can be seen to be increasing their influence on ...
Article image

PFM Partnership Awards 2021 winners

Last night saw the first live presentation of the PFM Partnership Awards since 2019 and the evening was hailed as a great success....
Article image

Global standard for reporting of carbon emissions in buildings published

Launch of the International Cost Management Standard (ICMS3) universal standard for the reporting of carbon emissions resulting from the construction and l...
Article image

Duty of care for home workers update issued by HSE

Employees working from home are entitled to the same duty of care from employers as they would be if working from a company-owned or run facility, says the...

Benchmarking maintenance

BSRIA has just published this year's operation and maintenance benchmarking report as a guide for building operators to evaluate their performance against ...
https://www.uhubglobal.com/
http://edition.pagesuite-professional.co.uk/Launch.aspx?PBID=78915b1c-0f11-4b5e-9468-ba601ad89761