Work stations and platforms
In many industrial workplaces you will need some form of access equipment such as elevated platforms, ladders and scaffolding to gain access to areas which are out of reach. It is important that this equipment is 100 per cent safe and secure in order to ensure the safety of any workers using it and Slingsby is in full support of this commitment.
At Slingsby we have a wide array of access equipment that conforms to all relevant workplace safety regulations to ensure that your employees are safe when working in elevated areas. Our step ladders and push up ladders are big sellers as they provide a secure and stable solution that isn't going to slip and result in a fall which could cause serious accidents and injuries.
For more permanent and long-term access we supply a wide range of fixed work stations and platforms and galvanised access towers that are sturdy and allow more freedom of movement when working at a greater height.
For easily moveable platform solutions we also have a range of powered personnel lifts and fork lift assisted personnel lifts that can be manoeuvred to different locations on your premises, making them ideal for maintenance and janitorial purposes.
Browse the many access products available here on the website or call us up on 0800 294 4440 to discuss how we could help you and your business. With free next day delivery on all products in stock we are a quick and convenient service offering many affordable access products for your business.
Latest figures from the HSE show that 45 people died from a fall from height at work last year, they are the single cause of workplace fatalities and one of the main causes of major injury.
The Work at Height Regulations 2005 apply to anywhere a person could be injured when falling from it, no matter what height and they advise employers to choose the right work equipment for the task.
Ladders are only advised to be used when the job will take no more than 30 minutes and is classed as low risk. Any task which is more high risk a mobile work platform are recommended.
The HSE's key messages are as follows:
Those following good practice for work at height now should already be doing enough to comply with the Work at Height Regulations:
Follow the risk assessments you have carried out for work at height activities and make sure all work at height is planned, organised and carried out by competent persons;
Follow the hierarchy for managing risks from work at height - take steps to avoid, prevent or reduce risks; and
Choose the right work equipment and select collective measures to prevent falls (such as guardrails and working platforms) before other measures which may only mitigate the distance and consequences of a fall (such as nets or airbags) or which may only provide personal protection from a fall.