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Every employer has the responsibility to provide a safe workplace and must comply with the Work Health and Safety Act 2011. Workplace Health and Safety is the issue of complete physical, mental and social well-being within a workplace. When an employee goes to work each day, they should expect to return home uninjured and in the same state of health as they left. Regardless of the nature of their work, workers should be able to carry out their responsibilities in a safe and secure working environment, free from hazards. Workplace injury can be costly, for both the employee and the employer. In the 2008-09 financial year, workplace injuries, diseases and fatalities, cost the economy an estimated $60.6 billion in forgone economic activity, or 4.8 per cent of Australia’s total GDP. Furthermore, mismanagement of safety can be damaging to a business’ reputation.

Before undertaking any work at height, consider the operating environment, the task at hand, the people and tools required and the duration of the task.

Bailey Ladders are manufactured from aluminium and fibreglass in both riveted and Punchlock designs. This versatility in manufacture allows customers to choose ladder products to suit differing applications and budgets. Trade users recognise Bailey for strength and durability and many ladders within the Bailey range are manufactured using a ‘Punchlock’ swaging process in their tread to stile connections. The trade market recognises that a Bailey ladder is extremely durable for this reason. Another Bailey innovation is the unique double hollow tread design which resists twisting and increases the ladders rigidity and stiffness. Solid triangular bracing provides the strongest support between the tread and stile and eliminates catch points. These designs result in a strong, lightweight ladder. Platform stepladders offer many performance benefits over a traditional stepladder. The Bailey P150 is the latest innovation in the Bailey
platform stepladder range and is available in both aluminium and fibreglass. It is lightweight and highly portable and is up to 25% lighter than competitive products. It’s fully functional handrail has a magnetized section that helps secure tools and fasteners and a large 490 x 400mm standing area. It has a diamond plate deck pattern, which provides an anti-slip standing area and DropLok’ job bucket accessories increase productivity and efficiency. The P170 Job Station is another innovation from Bailey. It has a massive 610 x 460mm platform, a 170kg load rating, a carry handle and a multi-function handrail with optional ‘DropLok’ accessories that convert the handrail into a Job Station improving productivity and efficiency. Available in both aluminium and fiberglass in sizes from 3-12, the P170 features large anti-slip feet for maximum stability and durability. All products are manufactured and tested to Australian & New Zealand Standards AS/NZS 1892. Bailey boasts a wide range of ladders for industrial and domestic use. The range includes step stools, singlesided, double-sided, dual purpose, platform stepladders, extensions, order pickers and access platforms. Don’t become another statistic; trust the ladders preferred and used by the trade - Bailey.
Posted on 18-Dec-2015
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