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Safe Access Walkway Testing


At Heightsafe, we understand the importance of ensuring safe access across roofs, especially when it comes to working at heights. Our specialised Compliance Testing division is dedicated to evaluating and maintaining the integrity of roof access systems and walkways to guarantee a stable and secure means of transport for personnel.

Last Updated: 7th March 2024

Why Safe Access Walkway Testing Matters:

Working at Height poses inherent risks, making it crucial to consider every possible combination of safe access to different roof assets, plant equipment, and work areas. Our Compliance Testing division is committed to identifying and mitigating potential hazards such as slips, trips, falls, and impact damage.

Compliance Testing Process:

Our experienced team conducts thorough inspections, adhering to The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) 1998. This involves ensuring that all work equipment is:

Suitable for Intended Use: We assess the walkways to ensure they are appropriate for their intended purpose, considering factors such as load capacity and structural integrity.

Safe for Use and Maintenance: We check for loose fittings, fixtures, and potential hazards like vandalism or corrosion. Regular testing is integral to maintaining a safe condition as part of annual contractual planned maintenance.

Proper Installation and Operation: Our experts verify that all fixings are secure, and moving parts operate correctly. This includes confirming that emergency stop devices and other safety measures are in place.

User Training: We emphasise the importance of providing adequate information, instruction, and training to individuals who will be using the walkways. This ensures safe and proper usage.

Health and Safety Measures: Our inspections include a thorough evaluation of safety measures, such as protective devices, controls, and visible markings. This aligns with specific requirements for mobile work equipment and power presses.

Testing Frequency:

To safeguard personnel from slip, trip, and fall hazards, we recommend conducting comprehensive Roofing Walkway tests for compliance at least once every 12 months. This proactive approach aligns with industry standards, promoting a safer working environment.

Standards and Regulations:

We adhere to industry standards such as BS EN 6651:1999 for older systems and BS EN 62305:2006 for modern installations. These benchmarks guide our testing processes, ensuring that your roof access systems meet or exceed established safety requirements.

What to Look For During Testing:

Our inspections cover a range of potential issues, including:

Damage: Identifying any signs of wear, tear, or structural damage.

Buildup of Dirt and Debris: Clearing any obstructions that could compromise safe access.

Loose Fittings and Fixtures: Ensuring that all components are securely in place.

Vandalism: Detecting and addressing any intentional damage.

Corrosion: Preventing the deterioration of materials over time.

Weather Damage: Assessing the impact of environmental factors on the walkway’s integrity.

Safe Access Walkway Testing with Heightsafe

At Heightsafe, we prioritise the safety of your personnel by delivering thorough and compliant Safe Access Walkway Testing services. Contact us today to schedule your next inspection and uphold the highest standards of safety in your work environment.‎

Why Heightsafe?

The UK’s leading Work at Height, Roof Access and Façade Access compliance specialists!

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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Keeping Personnel Safe Since 2009!

Get in touch with Heightsafe’s friendly, professional team today for free, no obligation advice on your Compliance Testing requirements.

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