GREENVILLE, PA. — Werner Co. announces the availability of the free ClimbingPro III Online Resource Center at www.wernerclimbingpro.com. The online tool provides a secure, convenient way for students and instructors to administer the latest in ladder and pump jack safety training. End users have direct access to online training materials, which teach safe climbing practices and techniques.

The need for ladder safety training is clear. According to a 2009 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics study of occupational injuries, falls from roofs and ladders accounted for over one-third of all work-related fall fatalities. A previous study specific to the construction trades showed falls from ladders as the most common type of elevated fall resulting in lost work time. Proper ladder selection and training in the proper use of ladders will greatly reduce the number of climbing-related accidents on the job.

“Based on the success of our previous ClimbingPro video releases, we wanted to extend the program in a way that provides everyone with easy access to high quality safety training,” said Chris Filardi, senior vice president of marketing for Werner. “Making these interactive courses available online, in multiple languages, and at no charge allows Werner to reach more end users with engaging content and immediate feedback on the successful completion of the courses. Werner is committed to providing a safer, more efficient work environment.”

The ClimbingPro III Online Resource Center is a full suite of online climbing safety courses designed specifically for professionals across a variety of industries, with real-time visibility of participation and performance. Courses are available in English, Spanish, and French. This program complements the onsite training kits that include the updated ClimbingPro III videos and brochures, also available at www.wernerladder.com.

The availability of both resources extends the reach of Werner’s safety training and brand awareness, providing unmatched value, choice and convenience to all ladder users.

Filardi continued, “This is a great opportunity for Werner to further demonstrate our commitment to the professionals who rely on our climbing equipment for their livelihood. Safety in the field is our overriding concern — starting from our design and development through manufacturing and the proper use on construction sites and in industries worldwide.”

Werner Co. is a world leader in the manufacturing and distribution of ladders, climbing equipment and ladder accessories for Werner, Green Bull, Keller, and other licensed brands. Additional information is available at www.wernerladder.com.

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