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September 13, 2010

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Access equipment campaign steps up

The 2010 Ladder Exchange campaign kicked off for the fourth year earlier this month, with campaign partners the HSE and Ladderstore warning users of the equipment: don’t let ‘dodgy’ ladders shatter lives.

Last year, 1400 ‘dodgy’ ladders were taken out of service, with a total of 7000 withdrawn since the campaign began in 2007. Ladder-owners and users are given the opportunity to get rid of bent, broken or battered ladders in exchange for new ones at discounted prices.

Ladderstore has seen its fair share of surrendered ladders and emphasises education for users through training and correct ongoing ladder inspection. This year, in addition to taking in old and damaged ladders, the company is also offering a ladder safety checklist plus discounts on its ladder training courses.

For more information, visit www.hse.gov.uk/falls/ladderexchange.htm or www.ladderstore.com/hse
 

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