Founded in 1947 and celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2022, the Ladder Association is the not-for-profit lead industry body dedicated to promoting the safe use of ladders and stepladders.
The Ladder Association works closely with the Health and Safety Executive and the Access Industry Forum to support codes of good practice, minimum standards for equipment, trained and qualified operatives and education in the work at height sector.
Members include manufacturers, rental companies and training providers.
In addition to administering the industry-recognised LadderCard training scheme, the Ladder Association publishes safety guidance, a code of practice and technical notes (free on their website).
The Ladder Association currently offers five training courses delivered through a network of audited and approved training centres: ‘Ladder & Stepladder User’, ‘Ladder & Stepladder Inspection’, ‘Ladder & Stepladder Combined Use and Inspection’, ‘Steps & Step Stools for Users’ and ‘Ladders for Managers’.