Entries flood in for ‘Idiots on Ladders’

10 November 2014

A possible contender for the 'Idiots on Ladders 2014' accolade

A possible contender for the 'Idiots on Ladders 2014' accolade

The third edition of the Ladder Association’s annual ‘Idiots on Ladders’ competition is proving the most popular yet. Part of the annual Ladder Exchange, the contest has already received more than 50 pictures highlighting the worst and most dangerous examples of ladder misuse.

Aimed at spotlighting the importance of ladder safety and training, submissions can come from anyone anywhere in the world, and after being vetted by Ladder Association experts, the worst - and often most dramatic - examples are added to the Idiots on Ladders album on the Association's Facebook page.

The winning entry, with the most comments and likes on Facebook, will be announced in January 2015. The deadline for submissions and votes is 31 December 2014.

Ladder Association communications and social media officer, Michael Fern, said, “The huge response this year shows that people know how ridiculous misusing ladders can be, but it also shows the scale of the problem, with people finding unbelievable pictures all around the UK and beyond.”

Idiots on Ladders is run as part of the Ladder Exchange, a campaign first launched by the Health and Safety Executive and taken over by the Ladder Association in 2012. It lets people trade in their old ladders for new ones at a discount.

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