The Work at Height Regulations (WAHR) suggests using equipment with a working platform and guard rails such as podium steps wherever possible. In the UK, an average of 14 deaths and 1200 injuries are a result of falls from ladders. Podium steps are fast becoming a popular alternative to ladders for access to low level heights due to their ease of use and flexibility
Although a safer option than others when it comes to working at height. Podium steps just like all other workplace equipment should be inspected prior to use to ensure it is safe
The Good to Go Safety Check Book is an innovative tool for workplace equipment. It allows workers to carry out pre-use checks and spot potential faults before they develop into a more serious and costly defect. These safety checklists are designed to help improve safety, reduce maintenance costs and ensure compliance with legal responsibilities.
Work at Height Regulations (WAHR) state that regular inspections should be conducted by a competent person for all work at height equipment (including podiums); the records of formal detailed inspections are legally required to be made available to a health and safety inspector.
Users should carry out a pre-use visual and functional check prior to setting up a podium to identify any obvious defects that could prevent its safe use.
Each kit comes in a sturdy highly visible box which is ideal for storing used checkbooks for management records. The kit contains 5o individual (one per week) Podium steps inspections relating to the components and functionality of a Podium steps. Duplicate carbon copies of the completed inspection checklists are retained in the book for management records. The books also includes useful guidance notes to remind operatives what to look for during their Podium steps inspection. The kit also contains a status tag which when positioned and attached to the entrance of a Podium steps is a ideal way to advise employees when the equipment is "Good to Go" following a pre-use inspection. If a fault is found then the tag can display a "Do Not Use" message to quarantine the equipment until repaired and another inspection deems the Podium steps is safe for use. A useful wallet and pen which securely holds the book and pen to protect it from general wear and tear whilst providing a perfect writing surface whilst on the move. The kit also provides 100 tamper evident seals which provide a visual indicator that the checklist insert is in place and verified.
Weekly Inspection Kit includes:
• 1 x Status Tags to attach to the equipment and show its status.
• 2 x Safety Check Books provide 50 individual checklists, allowing one to be completed each week and the findings displayed inside the status tag. Additional books can be ordered as and when required.
• 1x Check Book Wallet & Pen, to store the current book and provide a suitable writing surface when completing checklists.
• 100 x Tamper Evident Seals, which can be used to deter and identify unauthorised access to the status tag.