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.
Consumers Federation of Australia’s representative, Ruth Mackay, is on the Standards Australia Technical Committee SF-034 Portable ladders which is reviewing the standard on portable ladders. She is also Deputy on the ISO COPOLCO Mirror Committee.
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