Ladder misuse can be one of the easiest safety problems to spot as it can be pretty obvious when a ladder is being used incorrectly. A group in the UK called The Ladder Association educates companies and individuals on the correct and safe way to use ladders. During their annual Ladder Exchange the group helps organizations trade in their old unsafe ladders for new ladders at a discounted price. The Ladder Associate has helped take 1000’s of unsafe ladders out of circulation. The Ladder Exchange program is currently collecting photos from around the world of individuals misusing ladders. The worse and most unsafe ladder misuse photos are being posted to their Facebook page in hopes to discourage this unsafe behavior. When the contest is over a winner will be chosen based on the amount of comments or “likes” on the photo.
Safety modifications and improvements cost money. Where will those resources come from? Safety leaders must convince the company that installing safe, non-slip technologies on