Nationwide Free Ladder Safety Training
Featured at World of Concrete

Springville, Utah, February 4, 2013 – Little Giant Ladder Systems®
(, makers of the original multi-use ladder, is showcasing the
most innovative advancements in ladder design at the 2013 World of Concrete Show in
Las Vegas (Booth S10955). The Aerial Safety Cage™, fiberglass SumoStance™
extension ladder, and Combo SXE combination ladder are only a few of the newest
Little Giant Ladders that are increasing workplace safety for contractors and trade
Safety Training:
Little Giant Ladders is providing show attendees the opportunity to schedule a free
ladder safety training in which all participants will receive a certificate of completion.
Little Giant will also introduce attendees to the American Ladder Institute’s (ALI) free
online ladder safety training program ( This program, which
covers the four major types of ladders and features a pre-test, video instruction, and
post-test, allows safety professionals to record and track their employees’ certification
by name.
Little Giant’s nationwide initiative is driven by the alarming statistics surrounding ladder
accidents. The U.S. leads the world in reported ladder deaths. According to ALI, more
than 330 people die each year—approaching one ladder fatality per day. Every year
approximately 724,000 people are treated in emergency rooms, clinics and other
medical settings for ladder-related injuries.
“Continuing innovation and education are the only ways companies can reduce ladder
accidents,” said Ryan Moss, CEO of Little Giant Ladder Systems and Vice President of
the ALI. “Little Giant’s advancements in ladder design combined with the nationwide
free ladder safety training will help construction managers, contractors and working
professionals save time, money, and most importantly, lives.”
Product Innovations:
Aerial Safety Cage™
• The Cage is unlike any other aerial access equipment ever built in the U.S. Its
enclosed platform allows operators 360-degree aerial access to work hands free
without tying off in compliance with OSHA rules, and its adjustable sides make it
more versatile than any scaffold system or enclosed motorized lift. Each side of
the Cage adjusts independently, allowing you to work at multiple heights in onefoot
increments or on uneven surfaces, even on stairs.
SumoStance™ Wide-Stance Extension Ladder
• The Little Giant SumoStance extension ladder is the safest, most versatile
extension ladder in the world. It is equipped with two adjustable outriggers that
more than double its base width and an innovative leveling mechanism that
adjusts 9 inches on each side for use on sloping or uneven surfaces. The unsafe
methods of digging holes or placing props underneath a typical extension ladder
are now obsolete. The SumoStance outriggers are completely integrated into the
ladder, allowing for smooth, easy and safe adjustment.
Select Step™ Fiberglass Adjustable Stepladder:
• The Select Step Fiberglass is a 5, 6, 7, and 8-foot stepladder all in one, which is
adjustable on both sides so it can be used in multiple heights and configurations.
Select Step allows professionals to safely work over obstacles, sloping ground,
and on stairs or uneven surfaces. Safe to use near live electrical circuits, the
lightweight and easy to move Select Step features a standing platform that offers
heel-to-toe foot support. Also available in 4’ – 6’ and 6’ – 10’ models.
Little Giant Ladder Resources:
• Aerial Safety Cage:
• SumoStance:
• Select Step:
About Little Giant Ladder Systems:
Little Giant Ladder Systems, Inc. manufactures and distributes superior-quality climbing
products to discerning homeowners and professionals throughout the world. The
company’s growing family of consumer brands includes Little Giant Ladders®, Little
Giant Xtreme™, SumoStance™, Select Step™, Lunar™ and Combo SXE™.
For more information contact:
Stephen Whyte
Strategic Connections, LLC
Telephone: 801-529-3060