American Ladder Institute Launches New Website
New Resources for Ladder Safety Information, Training, and Standards
WASHINGTON — The American Ladder Institute (ALI) announced the launch of its newly redesigned website, www.americanladderinstitute.org. ALI said the new site is dedicated to advancing its mission of promoting ladder safety in the workplace and home through education, training, and development of ladder safety standards.
According to ALI, the redesigned website provides visitors with a more streamlined and accessible experience, enabling them to find what they are looking for quickly. Information on ladder safety, ladder safety standards, and a gateway to ALI’s online ladder safety training are now incorporated into a single site.
Of special note, ALI’s online ladder safety training is provided free of charge in both English and Spanish. The dedicated training website, www.laddersafetytraining.org, grants access to the organization’s library of four safety training modules that teach safe ladder practices, including proper techniques to select, inspect, set-up, use, and care for ladders.
“ALI’s ladder safety training platform demonstrates our strong commitment to the safe use of all ladders by all people,” said Jeff Inks, executive director. “We recognize that it’s not enough to set standards and expect them to have any real impact without proper instruction and easy-to-use resources for using ladders safely.” The online training modules are a tool that managers can use to train their staff and encourage a safe culture at work.
In addition to ladder safety education and training, ALI also serves as secretariat for the ANSI A14 Committee on Ladder Safety which is responsible for the development of a suite of eight and soon to be nine ladder safety standards. Information on these standards is now also more easily accessible on the new website. Visitors to the site are able to submit comments, questions, or requests for interpretations on any of the A14 ladder safety standards.
For more information, visit www.americanladderinsitute.org.
Publication date: 9/1/2014