A CHESTER business is offering cut-price new ladders in exchange for old ones, in a bid to reduce accidents.
Customers can trade in well-used ladders at the Chester depot of Speedy Services and benefit from a 40% reduction on a replacement. The unwanted equipment will be recycled.
The pledge is part of a UK-wide Health and Safety Executive scheme designed to reduce deaths and injuries caused by faulty equipment.
Speedy is also offering free online guides and leaflets with advice on how to work safely at height.
Speedy’s safety, health, environment and quality spokesperson Mark Turnbull said: “Working at height is the biggest single cause of accidents on construction sites and in many cases it’s due to faulty equipment.”
He added: “The Ladder Exchange is a hugely important initiative which we’re proud to be involved with once again.”
The Ladder Exchange runs until the end of November.
For more information about the scheme, visit www.hse.gov.uk/falls/ ladderexchange.htm or www.speedyservices.com.