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Ladder exchange scheme resumes

13 Aug 14 The ladder exchange programme is running once again this year, starting next month and running until the end of the year.

Under the scheme, contractors, businesses and householders alike can trade in old ladders and get a part exchange deal on a new one. The aim is to encourage the removal of dangerous damaged ladders from circulation.

The initiative was first run by the Health & Safety Executive in 2010 but was subsequently taken over by the Ladder Association, an industry trade body.

Ladder Association chairman, Cameron Clow said: “This is our third year running the Ladder Exchange, which has been an excellent means of getting out the ladder safety message while helping people in a practical way. Thousands of ladders were traded in last year, saving a lot of people and businesses money and, more importantly, hopefully lives as well.”

Information on where to exchange old ladders is available from the Ladder Exchange website (

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