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When it comes to making rescues in emergency situations, there’s nothing more important than making sure you have the right equipment for the job. Having faulty or unreliable equipment in emergency escape situations could cause injury, or in worse-case-scenarios, a fatality.

In the year 2020/2021, the fire and rescue services in the UK attended 636,071 incidents. In that period, there were 311 fire related fatalities.

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There are so many different types of ladders available today, it can be hard to know which ladder is right for you. Should you be using a step ladder, or a telescopic ladder? Perhaps a swing back ladder, or even a scaffold tower?

The importance of choosing the right ladder for a job can’t be understated. The wrong ladder can make it difficult or even impossible to carry out the job at hand to completion, or worst-case scenario, the use of an improper ladder could lead to an accident.

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how to hold a ladder for someone

STOP RIGHT THERE! If you've been asked to hold a ladder for someone while they work at height, please do not agree to do so! Holding a ladder for someone not only puts them at risk but puts you at risk too. Nowadays, there is absolutely no need for someone to hold a ladder for you while you climb, there are a number of safer, more reliable ways to secure a ladder that will prevent accidental slips and falls.

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working on ladders

When you're spending a lot of time working with ladders, it's paramount that you know the dos and don'ts. There are so many accidents that occur every year because people working with ladders aren't sticking to the safety guidelines. Now we don't want to teach you to suck eggs, but we do think it's important to provide you with a reminder of the dos and don'ts of working with ladders every so often! If you'd like to brush up on your ladder safety, just keep reading...

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can broken ladders be repaired

Do you have a broken ladder in your shed or van? Is it worth keeping hold of a broken ladder and fixing it up, or should you buy a new one? More often than not, having a ladder repaired so that it's fit for use is more costly than ordering a brand new one. Not to mention, your broken (and then repaired) ladder may no longer be compliant with the standard it was certified to, which can cause a lot of problems, especially if you're a tradesperson or construction worker! We would always recommend purchasing a new ladder rather than repairing an old one.

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