Do you have a dodgy ladder that you love?
I know tradesmen can become quite attached to their equipment and are convinced that if they use it in the “right way” it would never cause them to have an accident!
Well, we all know it will. If it’s damaged, it will fail. As sure as gravity makes things fall, a damaged ladder will cause an accident.
Every year the HSE run a campaign to part tradesmen from their beloved damaged ladders with the incentive of providing a discount on a lovely, shiny new ladder that can be loved for years to come!
More information on the ladder exchange scheme can be found here and the campaign runs until the end of 2014.
There’s also a list of where you can exchange your ladders and a brilliant showcase entitled Idiots On Ladders!!