Using the right piece of access equipment, ensuring it is adequately maintained and personnel are trained to use it correctly are the three themes central to the Work at Height Regulations.
At Planet Platforms we help our customers in fulfilling all these obligations, as we design, build, inspect and maintain bespoke systems suited for very specific tasks.
But tragically falls from height continue to be the biggest cause of death in the workplace. Statistics recently released by the HSE for 2020/21 show that 35 people (25%) died because of a fall from height. Sadly, this was illustrated further last week when the most common incident the Yorkshire Air Ambulance attended was a fall from height.
A set of steps can be the right piece of equipment from which to work but it is important that the task has been properly planned and risk assessed. Simple questions such as the planned duration of work, will I need to use both hands, am I overreaching, will instantly give you the answers needed to select the right piece of access equipment and safely work at height.
Clearly the statistics reflect the ongoing need to educate and inform how important it is to work safely at height, understand the risks and make the right choices. Planet Platforms have been doing this for over 40 years and have the unrivalled knowledge, skills, and expertise to lead you safely along this path.