Minimising Risk When Working At Heights
Access Holdings International Pty Ltd
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Historically ladders have been extensively used when working at heights. However ladders do come with a cost with regards to injury. In Australia from 2009 to 2011 there were a total of 3,830 serious compensation claims for injuries sustained as a result of falling from ladders.*
WorkCover (NSW) Safety Guidelines No.4503 Feb. 1999 states that a person should always have three limbs on the ladder at all times. This means that when working on a ladder with tools, this requirement may be extremely difficult to meet. Occupational Health and Safety Regulation 2001 states that you should only consider using a ladder if other alternatives cannot be used or are not reasonably practicable and a ladder can be used safely.
Access Holdings International P/L (AHI), an Australian company based in Sydney has developed a range of Quick Lift® mini scissor ladder replacement lifts, which provide a high level of operator safety. These lifts are available in a push around (UB series) and self- propelled (UBM series) configurations. Working heights range from 3.8m to 5.0m. They eliminate the need for “three point contact”, have a heavier load rating than ladders (240kg vs 120kg), provide a safer working environment for longer duration jobs (where worker fatigue may be factor) and where slippery surfaces are present. Key features of the Quick Lift® series include:
Quick ascent and descent.
Indoor/Outdoor use on flat level surfaces.
Ground and platform control points.
Standard doorway access.
Battery powered convenience.
Descent and Tilt alarms.
Emergency down valve.
Further details of these ladder replacement work platforms may be obtained from the company’s website www.ahiholdings.com
* Source – Safe Work Australia
Work – Related Injuries and Fatalities involving a fall from height.
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