Werner Co. announced the availability of the free ClimbingPro IIISM 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.

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. Werner hopes 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 ClimbingProSM 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 IIISM 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 IIISM videos and brochures, also available at www.wernerladder.com.