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
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
People and businesses across the UK again have the chance to trade their old ladders in for discounted new ones this year, with the Ladder Exchange 2014 beginning on September 1st. Read more
Ladders are hard to match for versatility and ease of use when working at height, but they must be inspected regularly to keep them safe. Pre-use checks should be carried out immediately before the ladder is used and recorded inspections should be carried out at suitable intervals and after any event that could have compromised the ladder’s integrity. Read more