I have been on the road doing a lot of ladder safety training in the past few weeks, but the most interesting ladder experience happened at a weekend party with friends.
Someone asked me what I did and I explained that I traveled around speaking about ladder safety. Someone in the group told a story about their father having a recent ladder accident. Then someone else talked about their own accident, then another story from someone else, then another and another. Before we changed the subject almost everyone had a story about themselves or a loved one being injured using a ladder.
A Good Reminder
It was a very powerful reminder of how serious being safe on ladders really is and the need to provide better training and to design safer ladder products. It’s great working for Little Giant Ladders who is working so hard to do both.