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Many farms and estates use various forms of access cage in order to carry out working at height activities; such as clearing gutters or replacing roof sheets damaged in the various storms experienced over the winter months.
These cages must be maintained and inspected regularly. Access cages used to lift people to a height to carry out work, are subject to an inspection by a competent person every 6 months in accordance with the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations, 1998 (LOLER Reg’s). Inspection records should be kept and maintained for inspection in the event of an accident.
Green’s of Haddington, experts in Rural Health & Safety, recommend that for planned or regular work at height a Mobile Elevating Work Platform that has the controls in the cage should be used.
Many agents, farmers and landowners may not be aware that tractors with front loaders are not to be used for lifting people in access cages. This is because there is no fail safe system built into them and so in the event of a hydraulic failure, the arms of the loader will fall to the ground without resistance, potentially causing severe injuries to any person in the access cage.
For further information and advice on Health & Safety please contact:
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