New Ladder Safety for Employers Guidance and Webinar from Ladder Association and HSE

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TWO NEW GUIDANCE documents on working safely on ladders will be released by the Ladder Association and Health & Safety Executive (HSE).

The guidance will follow a special online event at 10:30am on Thursday 15 July which is free to attend.

With falls from height such a common type of accident – and the leading cause of fatalities at work – the updated guidance will be welcomed by safety professionals, site managers, company directors and ladder users alike.

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As well as exclusive first access to the guidance, attendees of the online event will learn about the key steps to preventing ladder accidents in the workplace. It will include how to select and maintain safe equipment and ensure all workers are competent.

The event host is Gail Hounslea, chairman of the Ladder Association and managing director of Ladderstore.

She will introduce Paul Cook of the Health & Safety Executive. Paul will use real life examples to highlight the leading causes of ladder falls, the importance of industry guidance in preventing these accidents and explain the recent changes.

Attendees will then hear from ladder safety experts Don Aers (technical director, Ladder Association), Francis Camilleri (director, TB Davies), Steve Booker (group managing director, Kentec Training) and Dennis Seaton (regional training manager, HSS Training).

They represent the Ladder Association and share a passion for keeping people safe on ladders. Together they’ll explain the key steps to preventing ladder accidents in the workplace, touching on ladder standards, selection, pre-use checks, inspections and training.

The presentations will round off with Peter Bennett OBE, executive director of the Ladder Association, who will share his thoughts on preventing falls from height.

Afterwards, all speakers will be on hand to answer audience questions live.

Attendees will receive a CPD certificate, recording of the event, and an exclusive first look at the HSE’s new ladder safety webpages so they can give feedback before they go live to the public.

The Ladder Association says that anyone responsible for the safety of ladder users will find this 90-minute event invaluable. Register to reserve a place.

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