The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission recently launched a national campaign ‘Ladder Safety Matters‘.
In one year in Australia, 1668 people aged 65 years and over were hospitalised because they fell from a ladder. Sixty-two per cent of those injuries occurred in or around their home.*
Ladder related injuries among men aged 65 years and older is steadily increasing in Australia.
* Source: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2011–12