As part of the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER), employers, managers, duty holders and supervisors have the responsilibilty to provide employees with correct and, more importantly, safe equipment. Not only that, the equipment should be properly maintained and regularly inspected to prevent any serious injury or even death.
It is recommended that ladders and steps, that are used on a daily basis, should have a written, recorded inspection by a competent person every 3 months. Any damaged equipment MUST be repaired or taken out of service and replaced.
Browns Safety Services can take all the worry away for you! We provide on-site ladder inspections that cover the inspection of all access equipment located on your premises, from general ladders and steps to machine stairways, scaffold towers and work platforms.
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