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August 30, 2023

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Working at height is the most popular safety guide of specialist campaign

A guide on working at height has been the most downloaded safety guide of a specialist campaign.

The guide looks at the risks of working at height and how to mitigate these, as well as outlining do’s and don’ts for working on ladders safely.

It is part of the Stepping Up to Ladder Safety campaign which was launched by equipment firm Werner in July 2022.

 Justin White, Managing Director for Werner, said: “We are thrilled that our Stepping Up to Ladder Safety campaign has received such a positive response throughout the past year.

“Prior to launch, we undertook research which revealed that 48% of professionals worry about safety when working at height, demonstrating a clear need for such a campaign. 

 “We are positive that it will have made an impact in not only the day-to-day practices and confidence of the professionals who have used the guides; but also in setting the industry precedent that manufacturers should always be helping to promote best practice when it comes to equipment use. 

 “A year on, the campaign is still as essential now as it was at its launch; work at height safety will always be paramount in the construction industry, and preventing falls from height by providing professionals with the advice and resources they need to work safely will always remain a priority to Werner.” 

The downloadable safety guides and advice on offer includes how to use equipment safely, how to choose the right equipment for the job, as well as how to inspect ladders correctly. 

WernerCo aims to educate trade professionals and promote safety when working at height. The company is also a Gold Sponsorship of the No Falls Foundation; a charity dedicated to raising awareness of the risks involved in working at height and providing support to those affected by falls. 

The company’s dedicated Training Manager, Trevor Robson, specialises in work at height safety and provides training courses to professionals working within the construction industry throughout the UK.

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