Friday, November 7, 2014

Idiots on Ladders Contest Brings Awareness to Ladder Misuse

The "Idiots on Ladders" contest, held by the Ladder Association is entering its third and most popular year ever. As part of the annual Ladder Exchange, the contest has received dozens of pictures highlighting both the worst and most dangerous examples of ladder misuse.

Spotlighting the importance of ladder safety and training, submissions can come from anywhere in the world. Then they are vetted by Ladder Association experts. The worst are added to the Idiots on Ladders album on the Association's Facebook page. The winning entry with the most comments and likes on Facebook by Dec. 31, 2014, will be announced in January 2015.

The Ladder Exchange campaign was initiated by Health and Safety Executive and was taken over by the Ladder Association in 2012. The program lets people trade in old ladders for new models at a discount. The group reports that the campaign is responsible for taking thousands of potentially dangerous ladders out of circulation.

Ladders can be traded through the Exchange website by contacting any of the trade-in partners participating in this year’s campaign.