New chairman for the ladder association

The Ladder Association is welcoming Paul Bruton of WernerCo as he takes on the role of chairman for the not-for-profit membership organisation. 

With nearly 45 years of experience within the ladder industry, Paul has taken over from Martin Brookes of Bratts Ladders following a successful three years in the position.

In his new role as chairman, Paul aims to move the association forward in its plans to promote the safe use of ladders on site and focus on ensuring safety is a priority for manufacturers.

Paul commented: “My entire career has been spent in the ladder industry as I started out within the family business, so I’m pleased to be taking on the reigns of the Ladder Association. I am honoured to be taking over the role from Martin who has worked incredibly hard and with such passion to support members in shaping the industry. 

“Over the next three years, my hope is that I provide the support required to continue the growth of the association. Safety within the industry is a huge priority. Training, advocacy and giving a voice to our members is what being a part of the association is all about, and I’m committed to promoting that vision.”

The Ladder Association has recently launched ‘Get a Grip on Ladder Safety’, a campaign to highlight issues faced within the various sectors. It is campaigns such as these that Paul will continue to support on to shape new standards within the industry.