News | January 2020

The Best and Worst Songs about Ladders

30th January 2020

You might think that ladders are an unusual subject to sing about. Yet, some of the most influential artists in history have written songs about them in a variety of genres. How did they manage to fit this subject into their songs?   

Up the Ladder to the Roof – The Supremes

This all-female group were massively popular in the 1960s and 1970s. As well as being Motown’s most successful artists, they are also still classed as being America’s most successful vocal group thanks to their 12 number one singles.

Movies That Tell Riveting Stories about the Steel Industry

29th January 2020

The steel industry is certainly an interesting subject, but you may wonder whether it is suitable for a movie. We can see that the following films all took a look at the world of steel and came up with different ways of representing it.

Steel, 1979

Ladder Transportation: How to Safely Transport a Ladder

28th January 2020

Using a ladder may be quite a simple task. But transporting it most safely and efficiently may not be that simple, especially when dealing with extension ladders. Whether you’re transporting it from the store to your workplace or from one site to another, ladders often pose a massive safety risk. Here’s a little guide to help you transport your ladder safely and most efficiently. 

Factors to Consider Before the Transportation

Beware of These Hidden Hazards in Your Workplace

27th January 2020

Hidden hazards hardly pose an immediate threat, and often tend to be overlooked easily. However, they can strike at any moment and can be as dangerous as the obvious hazards. Identifying these hazards is key to eliminating or addressing them accordingly. Here are some of the most common hazards every employer and safety officer should beware of.

3 Most Effective Ways to Keep Your Job as a Health & Safety Professional

23rd January 2020

Business is ever-changing and it has turned the job security beliefs upside down. And jobs in the health and safety sector are not an exception. Today, there’s no guarantee that you’ll keep your job for long, at least not as long as you agreed in the contract. If you’re a health and safety professional interested in succeeding and saving your job, this text is for you.
   
1.    Embrace Good Communication

Everything You Need to Know About Fall Rescue and Retrieval

22nd January 2020

Rescue and retrieval plan is one of the fall protection aspects that has been given the least attention. Probably because of the false sense of security of the fall arrest equipment. There are several factors that you need to consider when developing this plan. Here’s a summary of everything you need to know about the plan. Please read on. 

3 of the Most Memorable Ladders Across the Planet

21st January 2020

We all see ladders just about every day, but how many of us get to see famous or highly memorable ladders? The following are some of the ladders that you will never forget once seen.

The Putucusi Ladders of Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu in Peru is one of the planet’s most amazing tourist attractions. This mysterious Inca city sits highs in the Andes and attracts up to 2,500 visitors each day. Yet, many of them go home without even realising that they were close to the incredible Putucusi Ladders.

From Banksy to Signorelli: The History of Ladders in Art

20th January 2020

The best artists can use everyday objects to give us a fresh way of looking at the world. To this end, some of the most talented artists of all time have used ladders in their work to get a point across. If you’ve seen any of the following works of art, you may have wondered why they included a ladder.

Banksy Painted a Workman Chiselling Out a Star from the EU Flag

The World’s Most Exhilarating Ladders for Brave Climbers

14th January 2020

Most of us can climb to the top of a regular foot ladder without fear. However, there are some ladders on the planet that only the bravest of the brave would attempt to climb.

The Sharpened Knife Ladder in China

Zhongtuan in China is the scene of a dramatic climb that involves an 8 metre ladder with sharpened knives as steps. This is part of the traditional harvest festival that takes place every 3 years and see large crowds gather to enjoy the spectacle.

Fascinating Facts About 4 Famous Metal Objects

13th January 2020

In the modern world, we are surrounded by metal. It is easy to take this for granted, but a little bit of research shows that many objects made of different metals have incredible stories behind them. 

The following are four metal creations that have interesting stories behind them which you may not have heard before now.

Tutankhamen Had a Dagger from Space