KRAUSE access technology professionals presented occupational safety innovations at the A+A in Düsseldorf
Safety tips for the safe use of access technology solutions from KRAUSE
- Ladders may solely be used within a normal scale; otherwise we recommend using scaffolds.
- The two top rungs/steps of a step ladder without holding device may not be used.
- A provisional extension of the ladder with objects of any kind is not allowed.
- Only use ladders, which are long enough for the intended work; at least 1.0 m longer than the highest connecting point.
- Never block a door or any other entrances or exits with a ladder.
- Only use original accessories of the manufacturer.
- Always use ladder spikes on natural ground.
- A safe height compensation (e.g. by ladder beam extensions) must be secured in stair cases or other uneven locations or a special ladder must be utilised.
- Prior to using the ladder, please check it for possible damages.
- Please check all functions (e.g. hinges of hinge ladders).
- Please handle the ladders carefully in order to avoid damages.
- Wooden ladders may not have a covering coat of paint.
- Repairs may only be carried out by experts or under the guidance of the manufacturer.
- Ladders and steps must be stored so that they are protected against mechanical damages, drying out, dirt and deflection.
- Ladders may not to be mended or extended provisionally.
- Damaged ladders and steps must be withdrawn from use.
- Before commencing work select the ladders carefully with reference to type and height as well as to obvious defects.
- The ladder must be kept clean at all times (no grease, dirt or colour remains).
- Please note the maximum applied load of the ladder.
- Please consider a sufficient profile of the foot caps/plugs in order to ensure slip prevention.
- Step ladders may not be used as leaning ladders.
- Ladders must be assembled on horizontal, non-slippery and sufficiently stable surface.
- Ladder feet may not stand on boxes, stones, tables and surfaces such as carpets and foils.
- Always wear stable and non-slip shoes.
- Do not use material or other utensils that may pose an additional danger e.g. hazardous substances, high-pressure cleaners, welders.
- Do not lean out sideways on the ladder (danger of tilting over), if necessary the ladder must be repositioned.
- Watch out for the safety distance to electrical overhead powerlines.
- Please note the correct working angle to the wall (65° to 75°).
- Always lean ladders against objects with sufficient load capacity (please use accessories for windows, poles and masts).
- Prior to using the ladder expanding safety device (safety straps) must be tightened and if available compression-tension security devices must be fastened.
- Ascending and descending areas must be kept free from objects.
- If necessary tether the ladder or let a second person hold the ladder.
- Ladders used on public roads must be marked and additionally secured with a barricade post.
- Soles must be kept free from dirt and oil (danger of slipping).
- Ascend and descend with the face towards the ladder and holding on with at least one hand.
- Tools must be carried in suitable bags.
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