All through the month of March, ALI has been promoting ladder safety by providing a number of helpful resources that everyone can use for free. The goal: Bring more attention to the dangers of improper ladder use and how easily ladder-related injuries and fatalities can be prevented with simple, straightforward training.
National Ladder Safety Month has also been featured on consumer shows: Short videos outlined the top five misuses of ladders and some suggestions on how to avoid these mistakes, including the Daytime TV video above.
“When you look at the number of ladder-related injuries and deaths that occur every year, it’s very clear why we are working to increase ladder safety awareness,” said Dave Plotner, an ALI board member and vice president of engineering at Werner Co.
“Consumers need to know that even though they may use ladders for an easy everyday task, they could be at risk of serious injury without proper training. The American Ladder Institute has a large offering of free resources to help keep you safe, and that’s what this month is all about.”
Werner Co. is the Top Cap sponsor of the 2018 National Ladder Safety Month.
Home builders, developers and remodelers are encouraged to participate in National Ladder Safety Month by taking simple steps like hanging a ladder safety checklist in their workplaces, completing ALI’s free Ladder Safety Training, viewing the Ladders 101 web page and downloading ladder safety posters from ALI’s website.
You can also read the National Ladder Safety Month marketing guide for some suggestions on how to both participate and spread the word of your participation in this important month.
Throughout the four weeks of March, ALI is placing a special focus on ladder safety by first defining the issue and then focusing on company leadership opportunities. This week, ALI focuses on the the employee, and from March 18-31 will focus on ladder inspection and disposal.
Learn more how you can participate by visiting www.laddersafetymonth.com.