Ladder exchange

Published:  08 September, 2009

LONDON: Craig Philips, construction entrepreneur and winner of the first series of Big Brother will be giving his support to the Health and Safety Executive's (HSE) ladder safety campaign for 2009.

The ‘ladder exchange' gives everyone the opportunity to get rid of old, damaged, bent and broken ladders and trade them in for new ones.

In 2007/08 a total of 58 workers died and over 3600 employees suffered major injury as a result of a fall from height in the workplace. Many of these incidents could be avoided by using the right equipment and taking simple precautions. HSE is working in close partnership with industry to ensure that anyone involved in working at height uses the right equipment for the job and uses it safely.

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