24 Mar 2011

A step towards workplace safety by Good to Go Safety

Good to Go Safety are pleased to announce the launch of the latest addition to their range of equipment tagging and inspection systems.

Podium steps have seen a surge in usage over the past few years as a result of changes in the Work at Height Regulations 2005 (WAHR). The need to provide a safe working platform for employees has seen a decline in the number of ladders being used for low level work, in favour of a podium step which can provide the employer with a safer working platform complete with guardrails.

Although the podium step may provide safer working conditions, the need to carry out pre-use inspections in accordance with the Provision & Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER) remain as best practice. Employees should be trained in the safe use of a podium step and routine checks of the steps carried out to ensure that they remain in good working order and fit for use.

The new Good to Go Safety system allows the tag to be attached to the podium steps at the point of access to provide maximum visual impact. The tag will clearly indicate the steps should not be used until an inspection has been carried out. The check book provides guidance and a checklist to be completed prior to using the podium steps - once completed the checklist is placed inside the tag to clearly indicate the status, as of that date. The tag will tell employees if it is 'Good to Go' or 'Do Not Use' whilst a duplicate copy of the completed checklist is retained in the book for management records.


The podium check book can be ordered independently or in kit format. The weekly inspection kit provides everything you need to carry out a weekly inspection for an entire year on the podium steps; alternatively a daily inspection kit provides everything needed to complete an entire year of daily inspections.

More details will be available soon on the Good to Go Safety website, in the meantime should you have a requirement please contact us for information.

2 comments:

  1. Even a short fall from a ladder can be very dangerous. This podium steps seems like a very good replacement to traditional ladders. Any measure to improve worker safety is a good thing!

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  2. Safety at workplace is important and so there must be well-trained professionals to provide safety to employees. I liked the pictures you posted here regarding safety of employees.

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