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Ebook: How to Reduce the Hidden Costs of Ladders

White Papers & Ebooks - Dec 23

Ebook: How to Reduce the Hidden Costs of Ladders

JLG Industries, Inc.
World-leading access equipment manufacturer
McConnellsburg, PA

You probably don't spend much time thinking about the cost of a ladder on your job site.

They are relatively inexpensive to buy, and many tasks in construction need to be performed at height.

But the reality is, these seemingly innocent and commonplace tools are hiding a threat to your bottom line.

Ladders can cause wasteful motion, which leads to fatigue and reduces productivity. The less productive contractors are, the more costly it is.

And productivity in construction is a huge problem. According to a McKinsey Global Institute report, lagging construction productivity costs the global economy $1.6 trillion a year.¹

Also concerning is the fact that as productivity goes down, the risk of injury goes up — and ladders are already considered to be one of the most dangerous tools on the job site.²

The Mechanical Contractors Association of America says there is a direct correlation between every percentage point of productivity and risk of injury, so if productivity is down 10%, your chances for injury increase 10%.

Fall injuries specifically serve as the leading cause of workers compensation costs for construction.

We need to look at ladders differently.

This ebook will outline the steps you need to take to avoid running into the red while working at height, including how to:

  • Plan work more efficiently
  • Recognize the risks of ladders
  • Understand the true costs of wasteful motion and ladder falls
  • Use alternative solutions that save you money and protect your crews

We’ll also share how one company has successfully implemented these strategies with compelling results and find out how your business can too. 

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1. https://www.mckinsey.com/business-functions/operations/our-insights/reinventing-construction-through-a-productivity-revolution

2. https://www.forconstructionpros.com/rental/lifting-equipment/article/21014121/should-ladders-be-banned-from-us-jobsites


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