Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What is a competent person?
A. This is someone with the necessary experience, knowledge and qualification to identify and deal with hazards and risks..
Q. What is a risk assessment?
A. A risk assessment is a careful examination of what, in your work, could cause harm to people, so that you can calculate whether you have taken enough precaution.
Q. What height should a parapet wall be to ensure adequate edge protection?
A. A minimum of 1100mm measured from the standing surface.
Q. What sights have you seen whilst working at height?
A. Speak with our operatives they have some interesting stories to tell
Q. How fast has the wind got to be for you to stop working at height?
A.As a guide for the safe operating of vehicle mounted access platforms the maximum wind speed would be 12.5m/s (Beaufort 6). For rope access a wind speed of 14.0m/s (Beaufort 6). A number of our vehicle mounted access platforms are fitted with anemometers and our operatives also carry hand held anemometers.
Q. How many truck mounted access platforms does High Access operate?
A. In our current fleet we have 8 platforms with maximum reach ranging from 22m to 46m
Q. How far is High Access prepared to travel?
A. We are based in Manchester although we do work throughout the UK
Q. How do you go about getting your own IPAF licence?
A. We can arrange training at Depot in Manchester.