Roof access systems or walkways offer a more stable and secure means of transport across a roof, and as Working at Height carries obvious risks, every possible combination of safe access to different roof assets, plant equipment and working should be considered.
Heightsafe’s specialist Compliance Testing division will also check for items that may present an obvious hazard, such as slips, trips, falls, impact damage etc. They will also check to make sure all fixings are secure and that all moving parts operate correctly.
The safety precautions are often implemented as part of ongoing annual contractual planned maintenance, meaning regular testing is required under The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) 1998. This requires employers and duty holders to make sure that all work equipment 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
Used in accordance with specific requirements, for mobile work equipment and power presses
It is recommended to have all Roofing Walkways tested for compliance once every 12 months to protect personnel from slip, trip and fall hazards.
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