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Although handrails & barriers are one of the simplest forms of protection equipment, they still require regular maintenance & inspections like any other form of protection. The Working at Height Regulations (WAHR) 2005 & The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) 1998 both state that such equipment should be inspected & maintained by a competent person; manufacturers suggest this should be a frequency not exceeding 12 months.
The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) 1998 states that the ‘duty holder’ must ensure that any work equipment provided is ‘Suitable for use, and for the purpose and conditions in which it is used. Maintained in a safe condition for use so that people’s Health and Safety is not at risk; and Inspected in certain circumstances to ensure that it is and continues to be safe for use.’
The duty holder is responsible to ensure that all the expected checks are followed through; this is the person who has, to any extent, control of premises; in plain English this means it could be the person in charge of health & safety, a manager or a landlord. It’s vital that everyone knows who the duty holder is to ensure everything is kept compliant with relevant standards such as EN ISO 14122 Part 3, EN 13374 Class A, BS 13700 : 2021, BS 6180 & more. Regular inspections are critical because they provide peace of mind and help reduce the risks to workers.
Site managers and business owners have a legal obligation to ensure safety equipment is inspected and recertified at least annually under the Safety, Health and Welfare Act at Work Regulation 2007 Part 4: Work at Height.
Implementing tests & inspections to your height safety equipment is vital and knowing your requirements could save your company time & money, as well as reducing any potential risks. At Fall Protection Services, we offer extensive testing and inspection services over a number of sectors and solutions, delivered to current British Standards. Fall Protection Testing and Inspection is the responsibility of you as the business owner, with current Working at Height Regulation (WAHR 2005) stating that ‘suitable and sufficient measures to prevent, so far as is reasonably practicable, any person falling a distance liable to cause personal injury’.
Whether you are managing a single location or have many sites across the UK, we offer the same professional standards to all of our clients. We provide full UK wide coverage with engineers based across the country.
Fall Protection Services provide a full fall protection testing, inspection, certification and maintenance service for existing working at height equipment.
Our highly skilled teams of operatives not only test and inspect your Guardrail, Handrail, Balustrade and Barrier systems; they will also thoroughly check that the installed systems are suitable for your users’ maintenance requirements, check correct PPE is used and discuss if any additional training is needed for the users.
Using specialist equipment that is regularly checked and calibrated our engineers test/inspect all of your working at height assets to ensure they’re safe and compliant in accordance with the latest relevant standards.
Our engineers are experienced and familiar with the full range of the products and manufacturers found in the UK so you can rely on us to ensure that all equipment is fully compliant and ready to use next time it’s needed.
We offer a complete test, inspection and certification service for all Collective Protection systems.
Our services include: Guardrail, Handrails, Balustrades and Barriers.
All testing, inspection and certification of Guardrail, Handrails, Balustrades and Barrier systems are carried out in accordance with The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (P.U.W.E.R) 1998 require the “Duty Holder” to ensure that any work equipment provided is; 'Suitable for use, and for the purpose and conditions in which it is used Maintained in a safe condition for use so that peoples Health and Safety is not at risk; and Inspected in certain circumstances to ensure that it is, and continues to be safe for use.'
Guardrail, Handrails, Balustrades and Barrier systems all have a maximum inspection period of 12 months.
Double the security of your building by adding handrails and guardrails!
These fundamental elements are crucial for offering reliable assistance and security to anyone using ramps, stairs, or other hazardous terrains. Guardrails serve as a barrier against potential dangers and prevent falls from heights, while handrails provide a firm grip that makes reaching various portions of the building simple and secure.
To meet the unique safety requirements of your building, our qualified team specializes in producing a variety of rails of the highest caliber made with durable, robust, and long-lasting materials. We only utilize the best supplies and tools to ensure your installation is strong and dependable.
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