Importance of fixed ladder inspections

By Steve Kilpin, Recertification Manager, Safesite Ltd

We were asked to inspect some fixed ladders recently by a customer.  The ladders had been installed several years ago but had never been inspected. Worryingly these were being used on a regular basis.


Faulty fixed ladder


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   The ladder hasn't been fixed properly so it     wobbles when being used.











Poor ladder fixing

While the poor fixing on this ladder has led to the ladder becoming unsecured.

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As you can imagine, using both ladders was extremely dangerous but we're pleased so say that rectifying the problems was quick and easy.  Our customer now has safe and secure ladders which are inspected and certified annually.

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