Are you are using a scaffold tower or mobile tower or indeed, any item of work at height equipment in the workplace? Whether you are an employee or a self-employed person, the Work at Height Regulations apply to you. You must ensure that not only the person building the tower is competent but also those who specify, use, and supervise or manage the use of a tower are competent to do so. Read more
Working at height is known as the most common cause of deaths and serious incidents in the work place. Employers and employees are both responsible for ensuring that any work at height is carried out safely. Read more
The NASC has launched an updated version of its user-friendly, free Scaffold Specification Template (Guide to Managing and Appointing Scaffolding Contractors). It can be downloaded from their website https://nasc.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/24095_NASC_Scaffold-Spec-Final-4-4-16-xa.pdf.
The Ladder Association’s main message is “When it’s right to use a ladder, use the right ladder and get trained to use it safely”.
They currently have a scheme running called the Advocate Scheme, where a team of ladder experts will come out and address corporate events or meetings of trade and professional bodies whose members are regular ladder users. Read more