Access Ladder Safety Testing and Compliance
Access Ladder Safety Testing and Compliance?
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Ladders can come in all shapes and sizes. With the new Work at Height Regulations being introduced, access ladders have often been forgotten in terms of being compliance tested. It is a legal requirement to have all access ladders visually inspected every 12 months to BS 4211:2005.
Heightsafe Systems installs, tests and certifies the following ladders:
- Vertical access ladders
- Fall arrest ladders
- Fall arrest ladder tracks
- Ladder ties
It is vital that all of the above are tested annually and meet the requirements of the original manufacturer to ensure they are in good working condition and safe to use. It is the responsibility of the management company or property manager to ensure ladders, ladder tracks and ladder ties remain compliant.
What to look for:
- Loose fittings/fixtures
- Ladder tracks not running freely
- Snapped ladder ties
- Bent or dented ladders
Heightsafe Systems will take before and after images, tag your ladder systems to show they have been tested and also provide you with a compliance certificate, as well as notifying you a month prior to the due date of your next test.