National Ladder Safety Month was designed to raise awareness of ladder safety and to decrease the number of ladder-related injuries and fatalities.
The American Ladder Institute (ALI)—the only approved developer of safety standards for the U.S. ladder industry—is the presenting sponsor of this movement. Taking place February 24 – March 30, National Ladder Safety Month focuses on bringing attention to the importance of the safe use of ladders through resources, training, and a national dialogue.
Week One: ‘What is Ladder Safety’
During National Ladder Safety Month, there are five different areas of focus. From February 24 – March 2, the initiative focuses on “What is Ladder Safety.”
ALI provides a variety of free resources that uncover ladder safety and inspire better work practices. Among them are:
- Videos and flyers that describe how ladder safety affects everyone
- How to take ladder safety into your own hands with a ladder safety checklist
- Assistance with choosing the right ladder for the job at hand
- Quick reminders on taking the proper steps for ladder inspection and disposal
- A robust report on the frequency of ladder citations and their accompanying fees, types of ladder-related injuries and preferred methods of ladder safety education
In addition, ALI offers Ladder Safety Training—a no-cost online certification program that can help employees and students work smarter and safer.
Your Part in Upholding Ladder Safety
ALI has made participating in National Ladder Safety Month easy by offering resources accessible through the official marketing guide—share potentially life-saving messages with colleagues, friends, and employers. Organizations can uphold ladder safety with ALI’s Ladder Safety Ambassador program. Ladder Safety Ambassadors are companies and schools that employ or enroll at least 10 individuals who participate in ALI’s Ladder Safety Training program and receive passing scores (90% or greater)—earning their ladder safety certification.
ALI Safety Ambassadors receive a logo and exclusive access to a robust toolkit, helping spread the word about their status. Individuals can proudly announce on social media they’ve achieved their certification with a special “I’m Certified” graphic. Sharing these achievements lets your customers, employees and colleagues know your dedication to safety.
Interested in learning more about participating in National Ladder Safety Month? Contact ALI at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.laddersafetymonth.com. Share how you are supporting #LadderSafetyMonth, and ALI will feature you on its Participation Map.
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.