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WernerCo welcomes Work at Height guidance

Feb 27, 2020

Leading manufacturer of work at height and access equipment, WernerCo, is welcoming new safety guidance published by the Access Industry Forum (AIF) as falls from height continue to increase.

Safety Steps, which has been created in conjunction with other work at height organisations, includes comprehensive advice for anybody using a ladder or employers responsible for specifying working at height equipment for employees.

As part of the guidance, it is highlighted that anybody working at height must have sufficient knowledge and training before undertaking any job. In order to comply with this, WernerCo offers specific work at height training such as the Ladder Association’s Ladders and Stepladders for Users or PASMA’s Towers for Users course to ensure best practice when working at height.

Jamie Brassington, Product Manager at WernerCo, comments: “It’s positive to see work at height continues to be highly important for organisations such as the AIF. However, falls from height still remains the leading cause of workplace accidents.

“Here at WernerCo we are actively taking steps to ensure we’re offering tradesmen the safest solutions, from ladders and work platforms through to our access towers and fall arrest kits. For those looking to attend training following the guidance issued by the AIF, our half-day training courses can make all the difference when safeguarding yourself and co-workers and go a long way in reducing accidents on site.”

WernerCo’s Ladder Association approve training sessions are suitable for both users and inspectors. Both courses comprise practical and theory assessments, covering when and how to use, handle and store a ladder, as well as how to highlight potential hazards. For equipment inspectors, delegates can learn how to assess and determine when it is appropriate to inspect a ladder or stepladder, and how to recommend the correct action if faults are found.

Also available from WernerCo is the PASMA accredited Towers for Users Course, designed for those who are responsible for specifying, assembling, dismantling, using, altering, moving and inspecting access towers. Taking place over one day, the course provides both theoretical and practical training on tower legislation; PASMA codes of practice; hazards associated with using mobile access towers; and what should be avoided.