, or Ladder Safety Hub, is an open, totally free website built for one reason: to help safety professionals across all industries to share and learn best practices for keeping their people safe on ladders. Experts from all over the world will post articles and reviews on all things ladder safety, so we encourage you to engage in open discussion on how to keep more people safe. is guided by an unpaid editorial team made up of safety professionals from all walks of life.


Managing Editor for Ladder Safety Hub

Dave Francis has been in the ladder business for over thirty years. As a college student he cleaned the offices of Little Giant Ladder Systems at night and has stayed with the company ever since. Working his way up the ladder (pun intended), Dave became the Director of R&D and holds five U.S. patents for improvements in ladder design. He is now the National Safety Director, with the sole purpose of preventing ladder accidents and hopefully saving lives by promoting ladder safety training and innovations in safe ladder design. His goal is the same as yours, getting everyone home to their families at the end of the day.

Contributing Editors

Jason Cuskelly is the Safety Director of Mining Services for Big D Construction in Salt Lake City, Utah. Jason oversees all safety training and enforcement for Big D’s mining services division at the Rio Tinto Kennecott copper mine. Jason is an accredited OSHA 500 trainer in CPR and first aid with over ten years experience in the field.

Rick Bunzel is a Licensed Home Inspector with 34 years of business experience. He has a BA in business, is a Washington Licensed Home Inspector, an ASHI Certified Inspector, Certified Real Estate Inspector with the National Association of Home Inspectors (NAHI), Licensed Structural Pest Inspector, and a FHA HUD Inspector, among several other certifications. Rick is the former chairman the national marketing committee for NAHI, chairman of NPSAR’s communication committee, and founding member of the Washington State Home Inspector Advisory Committee. Rick also has 36 years’ experience in the fire service. He is currently a certified firefighter/EMT and a lieutenant for the Mt. Erie Fire Department. To see Rick’s full bio, visit his web site at

LadderSafetyHub is sponsored by Little Giant Ladder Systems.