Posted March 6, 2017

Little Giant will do 500 ladder safety trainings during National Ladder Safety Month

Company will unveil new safety videos daily.

On March 1, Little Giant Ladder Systems, an industry leader in ladder safety innovation, kicked-off the first annual National Ladder Safety Month with a company-wide meeting where all employees received updated ladder safety training.

This was the first of 500 ladder safety trainings that Little Giant will conduct coast-to-coast during the month of March. Complementing these trainings will be webinars, presentations at OSHA Education Centers, and demonstrations of new, innovative ladders.

“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. “Better training and innovation in ladder safety will help organizations save time, money, and most importantly, lives. Challenging conventional wisdom for more than 40 years, Little Giant has reshaped the ladder industry. Combining our innovations and know-how with the American Ladder Institute’s National Ladder Safety Month will heighten safety awareness, promote the safe use of ladders by homeowners and working professionals, and help prevent injuries and save lives.”

National Ladder Safety Day:
In connection with National Ladder Safety Month and in memory of Hal Wing, Founder of Little Giant Ladder, innovator and respected leader in the ladder industry, Little Giant declared March 5th, Hal’s birthday, to be National Ladder Safety Day. Watch a 2-minute video describing Hal’s vision and his contribution to ladder safety:

Daily Unveiling of New Ladder Safety Videos:
Each day during National Ladder Safety Month, Little Giant will release a safety video on the Little Giant YouTube Channel.  Watch here:
Little Giant Ladder Systems’ free safety trainings, social media platforms and education tools will help prevent people from becoming industry statistics.
 “The numbers are shocking. Every day 2,000 people are injured while using ladders; 100 suffer a long-term or permanent disability; and tragically, 1 person dies—every day,” said Ryan Moss, CEO of Little Giant Ladder Systems and President of the American Ladder Institute.  “For many companies, ladder-related incidents are the single greatest injury and lost-time expense.  Continuing education and providing state-of-the-art ladder innovation are the best ways companies can reduce, and in many cases, prevent ladder accidents.”
Little Giant Ladder Systems, Inc. manufactures and distributes superior-quality climbing products worldwide.  An industry leader in ladder safety innovation, the company’s growing family of brands includes Little Giant Ladders, Little Giant Xtreme, Aerial Safety Cage, SumoStance, Select Step, Lunar and Dark Horse.