National Ladder Safety Month | March 2024
Every step matters: From step stools to extension ladders, make sure you’re putting the right foot forward.
Every year over 100 people die in ladder-related accidents, and thousands suffer disabling injuries. Join the American Ladder Institute (ALI) and participate in National Ladder Safety Month in March. This important month was designed to raise awareness of ladder safety and to decrease the number of ladder-related injuries and fatalities.
What is National Ladder Safety Month?
National Ladder Safety Month, observed in March and spearheaded by the American Ladder Institute (ALI), is the only program dedicated exclusively to promoting ladder safety, at home and work. Each year, tens of thousands of injuries and hundreds of deaths are caused by ladder misuse. By providing critical guidelines and raising awareness on safe use, we can help decrease these numbers.
ALI, the only approved developer of safety standards for the U.S. ladder industry, is the presenting sponsor for National Ladder Safety Month.
ALI believes ladder accidents are preventable with thorough safety planning, training, and continuous innovation in product design. The more people, organisations, and businesses get involved, the wider the message spreads, and the more people learn about proper ladder safety.
The “why”: Every life saved is precious
The goals of National Ladder Safety Month are to:
- Decrease number of ladder-related injuries and fatalities
- Increase the number of ladder safety training certificates issued by ALI
- Increase the frequency that ladder safety training modules are viewed on www.laddersafetytraining.org.
- Lower the rankings of ladder-related safety citations on OSHA’s yearly “Top 10 Citations List”
- Increase the number of in-person ladder trainings
- Increase the number of companies and individuals that inspect and properly dispose of old, damaged or obsolete ladders
Join Our FREE Workshops
Our workshops with Little Giant Ladders will be focusing on the following topics to keep you safe at height:
- Week One:
Training and Awareness
FREE Workshop 5th of March at 15:30 (30-minutes)
- Week Two:
Inspection & Maintenance
FREE Workshop 19th of March at 15:30 (30-minutes)
- Week Three:
Stabilisation, setup, accessories, safe climbing & positioning
FREE Workshop 26th of March at 15:30 (30-minutes)
These are workshops only, and they are not official training by the Ladder Association; if you would like official training for yourself or your team, check out our Training Academy.
Successful candidates are awarded a 5-year PASMA/Ladder Association Photo Card, representing demonstrable proof that users are trained to work at height.
Please read through our Safety Training FAQs as your question may already be answered!
PASMA Towers for Users Course
PASMA Towers for Users will equip you with the specialist knowledge you need to work safely with mobile access towers.
LA Ladder & Step Ladder User Course
If you use ladders and stepladders, this course is for you! You’ll learn when it’s right to use a ladder (and when it’s not), and how to use, store and handle them safely.
LA Combined Ladder & Stepladder User & Inspection Course
This full day course brings together the guidance on safe use of ladders and stepladders, with an additional module on ladder inspection, and is designed for any person whose duty it is to use, formally inspect and maintain ladders at work.
Stay Safe Working At Height:
If you would like any additional information on how-to stay safe whilst using Ladders & Steps, please contact us today.
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