Working at Height

Access Ladders Testing and Maintenance

All ladders used by employees need to be annually tested and meet the requirements of the original manufacturer. This is something too easily overlooked by employers.

Under the Work at Height Regulations it is a legal requirement to have all access ladders visually inspected every 12 months to the required standard.

At FM+, we’ll ensure this is in hand. We will notify you a month prior to the due date of your next due ladders test and our team will inspect for loose fittings and fixtures, ladder tracks not running freely, snapped ladder ties, corrosion and bent or dented ladders.

We will tag your ladder systems to show they have been tested and approved to meet the required standard, providing a compliance certificate.

Roof access and Guardrail Testing and Maintenance

Guardrails should be inspected at least every 12 months as there are many reasons why may become unsafe, and may not provide the adequate protection.

FM+ recommends that rails are visually inspected every 12 months.

Movement from their original installation position, damage to critical components and counterbalance weights, loose or missing components and any damage caused by vandalism could mean your guardrails are no longer meeting safety standards.

As part of our testing and maintenance service, FM + will contact you’re a month prior to your next inspection due date. Our teams will tag guardrails after inspection and provide you with a certificate for your records.

Should you require any repairs, FM+ will provide you with a report explaining any urgent repairs or recommendations which may help improve your system and your safety. This will guarantee your system always remains safe and fit for use.

Tower Inspection

Access scaffold and zip-up towers must be inspected as often as is necessary to ensure safety at all times.

If it is possible to fall more than 2 metres, it is recommended by the Prefabricated Access Suppliers and Manufacturers Association (PASMA) that inspections are undertaken after assembly or any significant alteration.

They should always be inspected before use and following any event likely to have affected their stability or strength. If the tower is used for construction work, it must be inspected every 7 days. Work must be stopped if the inspection shows it is not safe to continue, and any faults must be amended and another safety inspection recorded.

Our team at FM+ can ensure all towers used by your business are inspected and have full reports in accordance with Work at Height Regulations, with scaffold tags attached to them when in use to identify that they meet all legal requirements.

Mechanical Lifts

FM + can ensure all mechanical lifts used by your business meet the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER) 1998 regulations, which apply to all businesses in the UK.

Regular inspections of lifting equipment are required to be carried out by an independent competent person.

The FM+ facilities management team can provide these inspections and examinations, ensuring your lifting machinery meets the LOLER requirements.

Maintaining lifting equipment to the highest standard is essential to prevent serious injuries or even fatal accidents to your employees or others.

In order to verify that lifting equipment and accessories remain safe for use, and to detect and remedy any deterioration in good time, thorough examinations are required throughout the lifetime of the equipment.

Lifting equipment and any associated accessories used to lift people should be inspected and tested every six months, as should all lifting accessories. All other lifting equipment should be inspected and tested every 12 months.

Examinations should also be carried out before use for the first time, after assembly and before use at each location.

Inspections should also be carried out following any incident which may be liable to jeopardise the safety of lifting equipment, such as after damage or failure, or having not being used for long periods.

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