Roof Access Ladders provide your employees and contractors with a safe means of access, but are they compliant with current PUWER 1998 regulations? These regulations state that an employer or duty holder have the responsibility of ensuring that all work equipment provided is:
suitable for the intended use
safe for use, maintained in a safe condition and inspected to ensure it is correctly installed and does not subsequently deteriorate
used only by people who have received adequate information, instruction and training
accompanied by suitable health and safety measures, such as protective devices and controls. These will normally include emergency stop devices, adequate means of isolation from sources of energy, clearly visible markings and warning devices
Heightsafe’s specialist Testing and Compliance team will conduct a ladder inspection of all fixings, to ensure that they are secure and will examine all moving parts to confirm that they are operating correctly. Fixed Ladders are tested to:
BS 4211:2005+A1:2008 (specification for permanently fixed ladders)
BS 5395-3:1985 (Code of Practice for the design of industrial type stairs, permanent ladders and walkways)
BS EN 14122 (Safety of machinery. Permanent means of access to machinery. Working platforms and walkways)
Following the guidelines of PUWER, Heightsafe’s specialists will also inspect ladder restraint ties in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendations, including a physical pull test to determine the suitability of fixing.
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With over 50 years of combined industry experience and a decade of trading, you can focus on core business activity as Heightsafe’s specialist Compliance Testing teams ensure your Work at Height, Roof Access and Façade Access systems are all effectively maintained and remain compliant with regulations. Working nationwide, operative teams are highly skilled and experienced, holding all relevant certifications and receiving regular refresher training to guarantee clients with the best quality results.
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