Most organisations nowadays have to respond quickly and efficiently to customers’ needs and, let’s face it, often don’t have the time or resources to deal with building maintenance as well as testing and inspection of Work at Height Systems and Personal Protective Equipment.
As a result, many businesses are now favouring the use of Planned Preventative Maintenance programmes, outsourced to specialist Work at Height Compliance Testing and Facilities Management companies such as Heightsafe Systems. The main benefits are that it allows them to focus on their core business activities, whilst knowing that their premises are being maintained and that they are meeting all their legal requirements around safety and Work at Height.
A planned approach to inspection, testing, and certification ensures that all of a building’s assets remain compliant and in line with legislation. It’s also worth bearing in mind that the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 states that it is the duty of an employer to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare of all employees when at work. As we all know, work at height equipment such as Safety Line Lanyards, Walkways, Access Ladders, Lightning Protection and Guardrails need regular inspection at least annually, although more frequently in some cases.
Our Planned Preventative Maintenance programmes can incorporate testing and inspection of all your Work at Height and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), as part of a bundled package. This will ensure that anyone working or accessing these areas do so safely. Our planned approach to maintenance also reduces the amount of responsive repairs to your building by tackling problems such as a leaky roof before it develops into something much worse and more expensive.
The first step to setting up a Planned Preventative Maintenance programme is by contacting Heightsafe’s Compliance Testing department and speaking to one of our specialists. They will be able to gain an understanding of what system you have installed, and they will send out personnel that are specifically trained to insepct and certify that system.
Heightsafe are able to conduct Compliance Testing visits for the following systems:
- Access Systems such as Access Ladders, Plant Access Systems, Roof and Ceiling Hatches & Roof Walkways
- Guardrails and Handrails
- Eye Bolts & Abseil Points
- Davit Arm Systems
- BMU (Building Maintenance Units)
- Lightning Protection Systems
- Lighting Anchorage
- Fall Protection Systems such as Safety Lines & Mobile Man Anchors
- Rope Access Systems
- PPE Kit & Fall Protection Systems
- Wind Turbine Compliance
If you would like more information on the Planned Preventative Maintenance and Work at Height compliance services that we provide, contact us online or on 020 3666 0528.