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    NEW LADDER EXCHANGE INITIATIVE LAUNCHED

    Old and dangerous ladders can be traded in with cash incentive

    The Ladder Association is again giving people and businesses across the UK the chance to trade their old ladders in for discounted new ladders this year under the Ladder Exchange 2014 which starts on September 1st.

    The Ladder Exchange takes old, potentially dangerous ladders out of circulation by offering people a cash incentive to trade them in. The Ladder Association’s Chairman, Cameron Clow, said:

    “This is our third year running the Ladder Exchange, which has been an excellent means of getting out the ladder safety message while helping people in a practical way. Thousands of ladders were traded in last year, saving a lot of people and businesses money and, more importantly, hopefully lives as well.”

    The Ladder Association highlights “HSE guidance released this year” advising that people working with ladders must be competent and “have had instruction and understand how to use the equipment safely”.

    Idiot of the year images requested

    The UK-wide ladder training scheme accredited by the Ladder Association focuses on this competence, and the 2014 campaign highlights the training centres throughout the UK which provide it.

    This 2014 Exchange will also come with expert tips for checking the condition of ladders and using them in the home, and a look at the experiences people have had with unsafe ladder use.

    Under the Idiots on Ladders banner the Association is requesting pictures of dangerous ladder use through the Ladder Association Facebook page (facebook.com/ladderassociation) or email to info@ladderassociation.org.uk. The public vote will then determine 2014’s biggest “idiot on a ladder”.

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