4 Sep 2014

Ladder Exchange 2014

Every year in the United Kingdom, an average of 14 deaths and 1200 major injuries are as a result of falls from ladders.

It’s estimated that over two million ladders are in daily use in the UK, and with falls from height still one of the main causes of death and injury in the workplace, it’s vital that these ladders and stepladders are regularly inspected and safe to use.

Good to Go Safety™ is an ideal pre-use inspection system which eradicates the assumption that the ladder is safe to use. The Good to Go Safety System enables a tag to be attached to a ladder and used in conjunction with a ladder checklist to ensure essential pre-use inspections are carried out. This can help reduce the risk of any incident and a potential fall from height. This system eradicates the assumption that the ladder is safe to use and enforces an inspection procedure to be completed prior to use providing compliance with PUWER, INDG402, WAHR & HSE regulations and in line with industry best practice. The tag is designed to fi t on most industrial ladders (BS 2037 Class 1, BS EN 131 or BS 1129 ladders or stepladders) and we recommend positioning it at eye level near the grip point on the stiles for maximum visibility. Quick, easy to use checklists ensure that key safety checks are carried out prior to use. Once completed the checklist provides a statement of the ladders status - Clearly identifying when a ladder is ‘Good to Go’ and importantly when it is not safe to use

If the ladder fails the Good to Go Safety inspection the Ladder Exchange will exchange any dodgy, bent and broken ladders for safe, brand new ones.

Simply take your old ladders to a participating partner near you and swap them at a discount. You get a new ladder at a concessionary price and everyone stays safe. This year the scheme ends in December, so don’t miss out!

To avoid devastating accidents and read more about the Good to Go Safety Ladder inspection systems by clicking here or you can Download the Good to Go Brochure

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