According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), “Each year there are more than 164,000 emergency room-treated injuries in the U.S. relating to ladders.”
Many preventative measures can be taken to dramatically decrease the amount of injuries that occur from ladders. Rungs are an integral component of the ladder that needs to be addressed. Whether the rungs are composed of metal, aluminum or other similar material, safety is essential.
Rungs become slippery when wet, worn or untreated. Rungs can also be installed improperly or come loose, causing an unsafe climbing surface. Rungs can also become cracked, split or dented. These factors can easily cause injuries.
SlipNOT® Metal Safety Flooring manufactures retrofit solutions that correct and prevent ladder injuries. A simple retrofit solution for damaged rungs are rung covers manufactured with an all metal, file hard, patented slip resistant surface. The rung covers simply fit over the existing rungs and instantly transform an unsafe ladder into a safe ladder. SlipNOT® also manufactures rungs that can be integrated into newly constructed ladders. The rungs and rung covers can be easily installed by welding in place.
Any way you look at it, whether constructing a new ladder or retrofitting an existing slippery ladder, SlipNOT® provides an ideal solution to help eliminate emergency room injuries.
CPSC Offers Safety Tips to Prevent Ladder Injuries. U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. http://www.cpsc.gov/CPSCPUB/PUBS/ladder.html