The Ladder Association has recently launched its Ladder Exchange 2014, where potentially dangerous ladders are taken out of circulation by offering people a cash incentive to trade them in. Cameron Clow, Chairman of The Ladder Association has said ” Thousands of ladders were traded in last year, saving a lot of people and businesses money and more importantly lives.
As noted in the new HSE guidance for people working with ladders,
People must be competent and have had instruction and understand how to use the equipment safely. The guidance goes on to say appropriate training can help to prove competence.