AKM Fabrications


  • AKM Fabrications
  • Unit J, Buckshaw Link
  • Ordnance Way, Buckshaw Village
  • Chorley, PR7 7EL

Aluminium ladders and walkways can help make work safer

Aluminium walkways

Safety Ladders

If you need to work at height, the correct aluminium ladders and aluminium walkways can create a platform that does not leave you at risk of overbalancing or falling.

Aluminium walkways have lots of applications, from acting as walkovers on fragile roofs, to creating a level surface on pitched and other uneven roofs.

Meanwhile, aluminium ladders give you a good choice of safety ladders, so that you can climb to the required altitude without the risk of falling and sustaining a major injury.

In one incident in August 2014, a 55-year-old man was removing electrical cabling at the top of a ladder, which required him to use both hands to try and saw through a pipe.

He overbalanced and fell, landing 3.6 metres down on the floor, and sustained eight broken ribs, a broken finger, and lacerations to his shin, knee, elbow and head.

HSE inspector John Glynn said: “The company failed to effectively organise and plan the work, gave them an inadequate ladder to use rather than a more suitable aluminium tower, and failed to appropriately supervise and monitor what was going on.”