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New Australian Ladder Safety Initiative

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission recently launched a national campaign a good ladder safety initiative ‘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 2011–12Ladder safety