Idiots on ladders revealed winner 2013

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I know its not funny but you have to fear for the stupidity and the safety of people like these that that must not see the danger before doing crazy things like this.

The Ladder Association’s annual competition was inundated with entries from around the world highlighting unsafe practices.

Ladder not well used don't you think
Ladder not well used don’t you think

The winner involves two workmen trying to climb a church roof very badly.

One man on the ground holds up one ladder which props up a second one leaning against it at an angle. The other worker is halfway up the second ladder, with only the steep church roof to lean into which in my estimates is over 60 ft.

Ladder Association Chairman Cameron Clow comments: “Idiots on Ladders is about shaming bad practice and showing how important training is.

“The number of pictures the public sends in, and the things seen happening in them, is always hard to believe.

“Ladders are a practical and indispensable option in the workplace, but like any other piece of work at height equipment they have to be used safely and competently.

“The Ladder Association’s message has always been that if it’s right to use a ladder, use the right ladder and get trained to use it safely.

“With falls from height the main cause of death in the UK workplace, the people misusing their equipment in these pictures really are taking their lives in their hands.”

The competition is run on the Association’s Facebook page, where pictures are sent in by members of the public.

Lets hope the idiots see this and consider there families before doing it again.

 

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