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"Necessity...The Mother of Invention"  That statement captures the inception of the Anderson Ladder.  As a Flatbed Truck Driver myself on Davis Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, I had seen the potential for injuries to occur by something as simple as climbing up on their Flatbed.  Regulations are in place that require a safe means of access to be provided and maintained in all working places.

Combine my hands on experience as a Flatbed Truck Driver with my creative side and out came the design for the Anderson Ladder.  This is the ladder that will help drivers stay on the road more through less downtime due to injuries, and help companies reduce resulting lawsuits and injury awards.

David MacCollum, P.E.C.S.P., past President of the American Society of Safety Engineers, Safety & Health Hall of Fame International inductee, and Chairman of Hazard Information Foundation, an internationally known non-for-profit design safety research agency, targeted the absence of safe access for flatbed trailers in 2006. The Hazard Information Foundation established injury data demonstrating that flatbed trailers created strong incentives for workers to jump down, resulting in severe ankle and foot injuries, as well as knee and hip injuries. The Foundation designated the need for a portable ladder to overcome a national unmet hazard prevention requirement. The design safety criteria developed by Hazard Information Foundation and published in Mr. MacCollum's McGraw Hill book "Contruction Safety Engineering Priciples" are met and exceeded by the ladder develper, Jim Anderson. Mr. MacCollum awared Jim Anderson, President of Anderson Ladder, the Pyramid Award for Safety. Mr. MacCollum states "the users of flatbed trailers have been unsafe for decades", and he is endorsing the Anderson Ladder, saying "the user friendly product provides safer access to flatbed trailers".

The ladder was featured in the May 2008 issue of "Professional Safety, the Journal of the American Society of Safety Engineers", and it is highly recommended in a report by industry experts at Ellis Fall Safety. There are other ladders that provide access to flatbed trailers, but none of them have the unique combination of safety features as the Anderson Ladder nor have they been recommended by leaders in the field of fall safety.



OSHA Safety
Horizontal Hand Grips
3 Point Control
16" Step Width
12" Spaced Steps
12" Spaced Handholds
No Stooping Required
Gentle Ascent Angle
Can Store Flat Under Trailer

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Anderson Ladder, Inc., 2160 East Fry Boulevard - Suite C-5, PMB 572, Sierra Vista, AZ  85635 - 2736
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