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Falls from height remain biggest cause of fatal workplace injuries

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This summer, the Health and Safety Executive released its annual statistics for fatal injuries sustained in British workplaces. Their latest report shows a number of key findings, with one of the most notable being a reduction in overall workplace fatalities (111 in 2019/20, down from 147 in 2018/19). In the accompanying report, the HSE does take care to note that this reduction may well be linked to the widespread lockdown measures imposed in March as the government sought to limit the spread of Covid-19. 

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5 of the best Zarges ladders for sale online

Ease And Safety: How To Choose The Right Ladder For The Job

For July only, we’ve got a special offer for you when you buy a Zarges ladder – just use the code ZARGES5 at the checkout, and you can get 5% off the price of your purchase! This offer is only available for a few more weeks though, so don’t wait too long to take advantage of it… Spoiled for choice? We’ve got no shortage of Zarges ladders for you to choose from right here at Browns, many of which have been designed to excel for particular tasks or environments. Here, we’ve rounded up five of our biggest sellers, along with a few details on exactly what makes them so popular!

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5 tips to help you stay safe with garden DIY

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We’ve all been spending more time at home recently, due to the national UK lockdown. Now that we’re well into June, lockdown measures are now finally lifting, and we’re pleased to announce that our own shops have now reopened here at Brown Ladders. But while we might now have more freedom to leave our homes, the warmer temperatures and (mostly) lovely weather means that more and more people are still tackling outdoor tasks in their back garden. Therefore, we decided it’s probably worth quickly recapping some valuable safety tips that it’s good to keep in mind, to help you use your garden ladders and other ladders safely. 

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Quick DIY jobs you can do to pass the time at home

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We’ve mentioned before about the studies that have shown there are certain DIY jobs that Britons don’t trust themselves to do – jobs that they’d generally prefer tradespeople to do rather than risk themselves. If you’ve ever found yourself stuck at home for more than a few days at a time, sooner or later you may well have found your attention turning to DIY. If that applies to you, happily are plenty of tasks you can do to keep yourself occupied – as long as you’ve got the proper ladders and equipment, of course!

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There’s still time to trim your trees before Spring!

Maintenance is a really important part of keeping any sort of tree near a public building. Unless trees are given regular attention, they’re liable to become overgrown, with diseased or overlong branches potentially posing a hazard to those living, working or simply travelling nearby. Diseased branches should be removed and if a tree grows too close to your house or power lines, it definitely needs trimming or even removing. Here, we’ve gone into some of the most important things to remember when trimming trees – and don’t forget to use garden ladders to do the job!

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4 easy DIY projects you can complete before spring!

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Are you ready for spring? We’ve already started to see a bit of sunshine recently! One way you can get ahead of your spring cleaning is to get started on a few easy projects now. 

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The best ladders to complete every job in 2020!

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Need a new ladder? Then we’ve got you covered! We have a large selection of ladders for every type of household job, including painting or decorating work, electrical, gardening and landscaping, and even other outdoor projects.

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5 quick jobs to prepare your home for winter

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Winter is coming! In terms of cold this autumn has actually been quite mild, though it has been filled with rain almost non-stop. Due to this it’s possible you may not have gotten around to preparing your house for winter.

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How to protect your ladders from theft

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Whether you’re a contractor or a trade business owner it’s a popular time of year for tools, ladders, and other valuable trade items to go missing. Recently, there’s been quite a few reports of ladders being stolen from vans hitting the local papers. 

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Tips for better work-life balance as a tradesman

Being a tradesman can be a lot of work including things like sorting admin, scheduling deliveries, making sure your crew shows up on time, to providing a high-quality service time and again. But, few talk about how tradesman can improve their work-life balance to increase happiness levels and job satisfaction. 

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