13 Apr 2010

Don’t be a ladder lightweight


‘Don’t be a ladder lightweight’ is a new campaign launched by The Ladder Association that champions training as the key to improving ladder safety and best practice in the workplace. Timed to coincide with the launch of their new Code of Practice it will be running between the 7th April until 30th June 2010 and Good to Go Safety are proud to pledge their support.  Everyone expects to receive formal training on towers and MEWPs, so why not on ladders? You can find out more about the campaign at http://www.ladderassociation.org.uk

With some 2 million ladders thought to be in daily use, they remain an invaluable piece of workplace equipment. However, the majority of users have never received any formal training in the way they should be positioned and used. That’s why The Ladder Association is now campaigning for professional training in all aspects of ladder use, including risk assessment and inspection.

‘If it’s right to use a ladder, use the right ladder and get trained to use it safely’ is the message. By doing so you will be safer and more productive and, of course, you’ll be helping to satisfy the criteria of competency as demanded by the Work at Height Regulations (WAHR). So, don’t be a ladder lightweight…become a ladder professional.
 

Good to Go Safety strongly endorse this message and what better way to improve ladder safety than by using our ladder tagging and inspection system to ensure that your ladders are safe for use. 

Simpy attach a tag to the ladder - this will provide a visual reminder to carry out a pre-use ladder inspection. Guidance notes are provided to remind operatives what they need to look out for and the checklist filled in, signed and dated. A duplicate NCR copy is automatically generated for your audit trail - in line with the requirements of the Work at Height Regulations. Once completed a copy of the completed checklist is inserted into the tag to clearly display if the ladder is 'GOOD TO GO' or 'DO NOT USE'. There is also an option to fit a tamper evident seal to prevent the insert being removed or lost - ideal for infrequent users of ladders.  

Click here to find out more about Good to Go Safety's ladder inspection systems. You won't find a simpler, more effective solution available at such an affordable price.

Good to Go Safety have previously backed the HSE's Ladder Exchange Initiative in our continued bid to improve workplace safety.

2 comments:

  1. Is Good to Go a ladder log system?

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  2. Yes, it allows your workers to carry out a pre-use check of the ladder, displays its date and status of inspection and provides a record of all findings. Check out the website for more info.

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