Every year, more than 300 people die in ladder-related accidents, and thousands suffer disabling injuries. Without better training and continuous innovation in safety planning and product design, we may continue to see far too many fatalities.
Did you know that 75 percent of people feel that ladder accidents—some of which are fatal—can be avoided with proper safety training? The American Ladder Institute wholeheartedly agrees. In fact, ALI recognizes organizations and individuals who go the extra mile to uphold ladder safety through its Ladder Safety Ambassador program.
An ideal time to participate in the Ladder Safety Ambassador Program is during ALI’s National Ladder Safety Month, February 24 – March 31, 2019. The third annual event is the nation’s only initiative that exclusively celebrates and educates on ladder safety.
How to Become a Ladder Safety Ambassador
To become a Ladder Safety Ambassador, participants successfully complete ALI’s free online certification program—Ladder Safety Training. The training program is applicable for ladder use at work and at home. It teaches participants how to safely use ladders—stepladders, single and extension ladders, articulated ladders, mobile ladders, etc.—and explains how to properly select and care for a ladder.
Training consists of watching four modules that demonstrate safe ladder practices on a variety of ladder types. Participants take a short quiz following each video. Successful completion of all four module exams (scoring 90% or greater) qualifies an individual to earn a ladder safety certificate. Companies, organizations and/or schools become ALI Ladder Safety Ambassadors when 10 or more exams are successfully completed.
Certified organizations receive an exclusive ALI Safety Ambassador logo and access to a robust toolkit to help spread the word about their achievement. Individuals can also proudly announce that they’ve earned the certification with a special “I’m Certified” graphic.
Other Ways to Support Ladder Safety
National Ladder Safety Month is presented by ALI and supported by ALI’s generous, year-round partners. These organizations understand the importance of ladder safety training and are committed to keeping workers and those at home informed and safe:
- Batavia Services, Inc.
- Bauer Corporation
- Gorilla Ladders
- Goshen Stamping
- Little Giant Ladder Systems
- Louisville Ladder
- Lynn Ladder & Scaffolding Co.
- Owens Corning
- Valley Fastener Group
Contributing Author: American Ladder Institute (ALI)
ALI is the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) approved developer of ladder safety Standards. Standards are technical specifications, developed and tested by subject experts, which prescribe rules governing the safety construction, design, testing, care and use of various types of ladders.