Everyone, at some point, will use a product to access a task at height. Whether it is in a domestic setting (a kitchen step or a loft ladder) or a commercial one, choosing the right product and using it safely
The Ladder Association, who have been ‘the hub of knowledge for ladder training and guidance’ since 1947, and whose ‘members include manufacturers, suppliers, training organisations and more throughout the UK and beyond’ have launched a new initiative of free ladder
As the changes to EN131 (the standard that governs the design, strength and testing of ladders in the UK and Europe) have taken a hold there has been a greater need to offer clarity on ladder durability and user expectations.
Last year’s safety alert from the HSE highlighting the importance of preventing unauthorised access onto scaffolding has strengthened the requirement for scaffold contractors to review site security and make sure safety measures are in place. Stacey Underhill from the Scaffolding
Suffolk Trading Standards Imports Team recently intercepted a shipment of ladders at Felixstowe that had raised concerns due to incomplete documentation that breached General Product Safety Regulations. Test & Research Centre – an independent testing centre that is funded and