We undertake the inspection of Steps and Stairs following PUWER regulations & manufacturer instructions.
We offer a Compliance based inspection & testing service as part of a Periodic Inspection regime / PPM for Steps and stair systems for regular maintenence access . They can be both internal and external, creating safe pedestrian access over & around plant and equipment. Step units such as the Ascent step units are designed in accordance with BS EN ISO 14122-1:2001 + A1:2010 and Building Regulations Part K:2013. Our inspection criteria would follow the requirements of these standards.
The majority of steps and stairs are guarded by a handrail / guardrail system – for obvious reasons it is imperative that this guarding is maintained in a good condition. The same can be said of the stair / step unit. Slips, trips & falls are one of the biggest causes of accidents in the workplace, regular inspection of your steps & stairs will help to minimise the likelihood of such an accident occuring
PUWER regulation 6 specifies the circumstances where inspection is required to ensure healthy and safe conditions are maintained: one circumstance identified is… where work equipment is exposed to conditions causing deterioration liable to result in dangerous situations. Given step and stairs are often located external to a building or at height – it can often require a regular planned inspection