Life Saving Ladder Tools Showcased
At International Hardware Fair in Cologne, Germany
Springville, Utah, March 8, 2016 – Little Giant Ladder Systems®, the industry leader in
ladder safety innovations, is showcasing the most innovative advancements in ladder design at
the 2016 International Hardware Fair in Cologne Germany (Booth 4.2 B65). The SafeFrame™,
SumoStance™ and Aerial Safety Cage™ are only a few of the newest Little Giant Ladders that
are increasing global workplace safety for contractors and trade professionals.
There are several ways to make ladders safer. Most ladder companies choose to use warnings,
but it is a known fact that most people choose not to read warning labels, and others choose
instead to supplement traditional ladders with fall protection. Little Giant Ladder Systems
chooses to create innovative safety features that help prevent falls in the first place.
“It’s better to build a fence at the top of a cliff than to park an ambulance at the bottom,” said Art
Wing, Chairman and President of Little Giant Ladder Systems. “Leading safety experts and
professionals now focus on fall prevention, rather than protection. New improved training
techniques and prevention through innovation are helping organizations save time, money, and
most importantly, lives.”
View a video of shocking yet preventable ladder accidents at:
The following Little Giant Ladder Systems free safety trainings, social media platforms and
education tools will help prevent people from becoming industry statistics.
• Ladder Safety Hub: http://www.laddersafetyhub.com
• Ladder Safety Facebook Forum: www.facebook.com/LittleGiantLadders
• Ladder Industry Twitter Chat: www.twitter.com/realLittleGiant
• Ladder Safety YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/LittleGiantLadders
“Tragically, people die every day in ladder accidents,” said Ryan Moss, CEO of Little Giant
Ladder Systems and President of the American Ladder Institute. “Rather than running from the
problem, we are embracing the statistics and doing something about them. Little Giant’s overriding
goal is to prevent injuries and save lives. Getting that one person home safely to family
and friends—that is what gets us out of bed each morning. We are literally changing the world,
one ladder at a time.”
Stepladders are the most widely used type of ladders. Despite their popularity, traditional
stepladders actually encourage unsafe practices. Extensive R&D and feedback from scores of
safety professionals and contractors across the nation have produced the SafeFrame—a game
changer for trade professionals.
Over-reaching at the top of a ladder is a major cause of some of the most deadly ladder
accidents. Using the ladders on uneven ground only compounds the problem. When used
correctly, the SumoStance’s wide base and auto-leveling outriggers can practically eliminate the
risk of a tall extension ladder tipping sideways.
Aerial Safety Cage:
Rules and regulations require operators working above a certain height to either tie off to a
suitable anchor point or work in an approved enclosure. Until now, these regulations could
sometimes be counter-productive and in many cases, almost impossible to follow. Working
closely with industry safety professionals, Little Giant created the Cage to maximize productivity
and to prevent injuries and save lives—in the process, we have pushed past being just a ladder
company. The Cage’s fully enclosed, completely adjustable work platform allows aerial access
without requiring operators to tie-off.
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. As the industry
leader in ladder safety innovation, the company’s growing family of consumer brands includes
Little Giant Ladders®, Little Giant Xtreme™, Aerial Safety Cage™, SumoStance™, Select
Step™, Lunar™ and Dark Horse™.
For more information contact:
Strategic Connections, LLC