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External Staircase Inspections

Almost every commercial or industrial property will have external stairs or raised walkways in place.

External Staircase Inspections

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These elements make up a fundamental part of your day-to-day operations, helping you and users to seamlessly access the building and move around your premises.

The staircases and raised walkways will also act as evacuation points in emergencies, such as the breakout of a fire, and it’s important they’re in good working order if these situations do arise.  

This is where external staircase and access inspections come in. 

At IKT Consulting, our expert team of engineers have spent years providing customers with a whole host of structural services including external staircase and raised walkway inspections. 

Whether you have a block of flats, educational, healthcare property or own multiple high-rise buildings that have several, we’re fully experienced in providing quality inspections that always ensure your staircase structures are safe and in good working order.

The Importance of External Staircase Inspections

As outlined in The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (P.U.W.E.R) 1998, it is the responsibility of the property’s ‘duty holder’ to ensure all of your equipment is safe for your employees and the end users.
Therefore, when you call on our services for a staircase and raised walkway inspection, you’re not just guaranteeing that your access is of a suitable condition, you are also complying with the P.U.W.E.R.

As part of every structural inspection, we’ll make sure that the steps are:

  • Suitable for use and for the purpose or conditions in which they’re being used.
  • They’re maintained in a safe condition and the health and safety of workers are not at risk.
  • They’ve been inspected to certain standards to ensure they can continue to be used.

Following every inspection, our team will provide you with a comprehensive report that details all of our findings, alongside any recommendations of changes that need to be made. The engineer who conducts the inspection will also be happy to discuss any details with you in greater depth to ensure you fully understand everything.   

Fire Escape Stairs Inspections

If a fire breaks out on your property it’s essential that a safe and swift evacuation is conducted, and your fire escape stairs will likely play an important role in this process. This is especially the case if primary evacuation routes become blocked or inaccessible and the IKT Consulting team are able to undertake inspections that check the condition of these types of staircases.  

In addition to the P.U.W.E.R legislation, the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, states the responsible person (usually the building or business owner) is required to ensure all fire safety equipment is in good working order.

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Our team will conduct inspections that ensure this is the case for you, alerting you to any issues that need to be quickly addressed. 

Inspections of escape staircases need to take place at least every five years and may need to be done earlier than this in specific circumstances.

To find out more about the range of external staircase inspections that can keep you and your team safe, contact IKT Consulting today.