The Ladder Association’s first ever national conference – Stay one step ahead in your industry – had a capacity audience in attendance at The Midland Hotel, Manchester, on March 10th 2017. Ladder Association Members were also given an opportunity to see the new ladder phone app.
The conference began with a panel session Setting the standard which explored and explained the reasons for the changes to international ladder standard EN 131, what the changes are and most importantly, their implications for the ladder industry. Reference was also made to the new, first-time roof ladder standard – BS 8634, which is due for publication in 2018.
The new Standard is intended to improve ladder stability and safety, delegates were left in no doubt that the changes to EN 131 are set to shape the future of the ladder industry for the better.