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Fixed ladders are usually formed from steel or aluminium and are put in place to provide access to places of work (internally or externally). It is vital that they are inspected to ensure the safety of workers, regardless of their location and whether they provide access to rooftops, plants, or silos.
Inspections ensure that installations of Ladders Davit Systems are still compliant with current legislation as well as checking for damage, corrosion, or loose fittings.
They will also check for items that may present an obvious hazard, such as slips, trips, falls, or impact damage. As part of any ladder inspection, the fixings are checked to ensure they remain secure; if there are self-closing gates at the head of the ladder, these should also be inspected to ensure.
All of the following British standards apply to fixed ladders: BS 4211, BS 5395 & BS EN 14122.
Temporary ladders are put in place for short-duration tasks (30 minutes or less). There are many regulations that are applicable to temporary ladders, with (PUWER) 1998 & The Working at Height Regulations (WAHR) 2005 generally considered the most applicable.
In the WAHR, it is stated that ladders must be tested & maintained annually or more frequently depending on use. The duty holder should be aware that inspections are required every 12 months to avoid the risk of people being injured.
All of the following British standards apply to temporary ladders:: BS 1129, BS 2037, BS EN 131.
Ladder restraint ties are typically installed discreetly adjacent to or beneath windows on the outside of buildings. When used in conjunction with a ratchet strap to restrain the Davit Systems, they provide a safe means of securing a ladder for short-duration tasks such as window cleaning, making them a perfect addition to temporary ladders to maximise safety.
Ladder ties require a regular visual inspection, combined with a physical pull test, to determine the suitability of the fixing. The duty holder should be aware that inspections are required every 12 months to avoid the risk of people being injured.
All of the following British standards apply to ladder ties:: PUWER and BS EN 8539.
Site managers and business owners have a legal obligation to ensure safety equipment including Ladders Davit Systems, are 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 reduce 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 the 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 equipment, but 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 products and manufacturers found in the UK. You can rely on us to ensure that all equipment, including Ladders Davit Systems, are fully compliant and ready to use the next time it’s needed.
We offer a complete test, inspection, and certification service for all Fixed Ladders, Removable Ladders, Ladders Ties & Fold Up/Zip Ladders.
All testing, inspection, and certification of Fixed Ladders, Removable Ladders, Ladders Ties & Fold Up/Zip Ladders are carried out in accordance with current relevant British Standards.
Fixed Ladders, Removable Ladders, Ladders Ties & Fold Up/Zip Ladders all have a maximum inspection period of 12 months.
Looking for an innovative solution to help you get to hard-to-reach places? Ladders Davit Systems is an exceptional choice!
Our expert team is dedicated to providing top-notch service to meet all your needs. Whether you are looking for a custom ladder or davit system for your business or sweet home, our experienced technicians are here to help. We offer a range of products to suit any job, from simple to complex. You just name it, and we have it. You can trust that our solutions are built to last and will keep you safe while you work.
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