Fixed Ladder Inspection Service

At Spiers Engineering safety, we offer a comprehensive fixed ladder inspection service carried out by our team of highly-experienced certified safety engineers. We can act as a competent person to inspect a variety of permanent access structures, including:

  • Fixed ladders
  • Staircases
  • Walkways
  • Permanent Service Platforms
  • Gantries

With our certified PUWER inspections by your side, you can enjoy peace of mind knowing that all your working at-height operations are safe and compliant with the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) 1998.

To discuss your requirements and how our Fixed ladder inspection Service can help you, please get in touch with our team on 02475422624 or send us your enquiry at

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Why choose Spiers?

With decades of PUWER safety experience and a wide client range not only in the UK but across the globe, we are perfectly positioned to ensure that your fixed ladder structures comply with the best risk management practices for working at heights. Our engineers are up speed with the latest standards for Fixed Ladders and other parts of a permanent means of access concept.

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How often should ladders be inspected?

Ladders should be inspected regularly to ensure regulatory compliance. Portable ladders are typically inspected every 3-6 months while fixed ladder inspections (as part of a safe access concept that includes the platforms etc.) are typically carried out annually. The disparity is because of the increased likelihood of deterioration of the portable ladders. More stringent requirements apply where the ladder is used for access to a platform in a construction context.

What happens if my ladder fails the inspection?

If a fault is discovered on your ladder and it puts persons at work at risk, you must implement adequate measures to minimise the danger and prevent accidents. This could either be done by fixing the defect or by replacing the ladder entirely.

Who can carry out ladder inspections?

Ladder inspections must be carried out by a “competent person” – this is someone who has adequate knowledge, training and experience in the legal requirements for work equipment used for access to service positions at height, their safe use and design/compliance. A Certified PUWER Assessor (CPA ™) with appropriate knowledge of the applicable standards e.g. BS EN 14122 ¼ would meet this requirement.

What should be inspected on a ladder?

A ladder inspection checklist can be used during an inspection to help demonstrate what was considered during the inspection. However, this is not a mandatory requirement. The inspection will consider the suitability of a ladder to the application as well as the suitability of the ladder design itself. Further, safety-critical characteristics will be checked for deterioration such as mountings, fixings and rungs.