Taken on the sidewalk of a busy street in downtown New York, Ben from the TB Davies Team photographed this poor example of ladder abuse.
No matter what the job is that we do, we have to take into consideration the safety of all those around us.
Our common goal is to get home safe every evening, to our families who rely on us.
Working like this, means taking unnecessary risks and could mean that you’re responsible for injuring either yourself or someone near.
In the US alone, there are over 2,000 injuries each day using ladders and over 350 killed each year. In the UK the figure is nearer 40, for those killed whilst working at height.
Nevertheless, through initiatives like #LadderSafetyMonth, we hope to improve awareness of ladder safety, and the simple steps we can take, for example taking a ladder training course.
One of the most important things you will learn on a training course is a greater appreciation of risk, and also the importance of selecting the right product to work at height.
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