The HSE has compiled the most common work-at-height myths, which have entered the industry via confusing messages or miscommunication by many organisations that may have their own preferences and site rules.
Myth 1 of 4: HSE Have Banned the use of Ladders on Building Sites
No, this isn’t the case. Ladders and stepladders can be a sensible and practical option. They can be used for work at height when the use of other work equipment is not justified because of the low risk and short duration (short duration means working on a ladder for no more than 30 minutes at a time); or when there are existing workplace or site features which cannot be altered.
At TB Davies, our broad range of work at height equipment has been selected to fulfil a spectrum of applications, with the primary objective being the end user’s safety through the use of a well designed product.
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It is crucial to select the most appropriate equipment for the work at height task, all too frequently operatives just grab the nearest stepladder to hand, without a moments thought as to whether it is the right product for the job.
By providing your operatives with products certified to the Europe wide EN131 Professional standard, you will be able to help demonstrate that you have provided equipment that is fit for purpose.
[EN131 Professional]If you need help on how to choose the right ladder, please let us know, and we will be happy to assist