Falling at height is still one of the biggest causes of death or injury in the workplace in the UK and working with faulty or worn equipment will not do you any favours.
A great way to update your old and worn ladders is to join the ladder exchange campaign between 1 September and 31 December, where you can swap your old ladders for money off new ones. To take part in this campaign visit http://www.ladderexchange.org.uk/.
Not only do they offer this great service (alongside their partners) but they offer some great advice on checking to see if your ladder is dodgy, have an idiot on a ladder contest and information on training. Take a look. What have you got to lose?