Resident Builder, Peter Wolfkamp Presents on Height Safety for Builders at the BSM Roadshow

This year the annual Building Skills Maintenance (BSM) Roadshow, popular with Licensed Building Practitioners around New Zealand includes a presentation by Easy Access on staying safe and compliant when working at heights. By the end of November this year, the BSM Roadshow, facilitated by BSM Director, Dion Tapper, will have hosted almost 4,000 Builders in  34 venues throughout New Zealand.  

In addition to the Easy Access presentation on the safe use of ladders and scaffolds, Worksafe is providing Builders attending the show with some valuable advice on keeping safe when working with asbestos and engineered stone, and Dion Tapper shares some compelling insights into the importance of general health and wellbeing for the Building Trades.

For the height access safety presentation at each of the Roadshow seminars, a video presented by Resident Builder, Peter Wofkmp LBP, NZTC, uses some of Easy Access’s newer products to highlight safety regulations when working onsite with ladders and scaffolds. 

Safe Use of Mobile Scaffold Towers

The new MOBI Tower, load rated to a massive 450Kg is demonstrated within the video while Peter Wolfkamp provides clarity around New Zealand’s height access regulations as they relate to practical on-the-job applications. Included in the presentation is the appropriate situations where toeboards and outriggers should be used, as well as the best methods for safe and compliant access and use of the scaffold tower.

Peter expands further by sharing some of the industry-driven site-specific regulations recently being enforced by the larger construction companies in their efforts to keep workers safe on their sites.

Peter Wolfkamp demo adjustasteps

Safe Use of AdjustaSteps & Other Ladders

The WorkSafe regulations around the safe use of ladders are also demystified by Peter Wolfkamp within the video. Tips for remaining compliant on ladders include advice around the ban on standing on the top step - or the one below it - of a conventional double-sided step ladder. For many construction sites, however, the only ladder allowed on site, particularly for use of over 10 minutes in duration, is the Platform Ladder.  This is because that style of the ladder provides a large platform, and a front handrail enabling the user to maintain three points of contact while using the ladder.

So it comes as no surprise that since Easy Access launched a new, height-adjustable model to the range of platform ladders, Kiwi tradies have been snapping them up from trade stores throughout New Zealand. All three sizes of the new AdjustaStep now provide all the benefits of the original platform ladder but with the versatility and convenience of being able to work safely from a range of heights using just one ladder. With a 200Kg load rating, this is the toughest and most versatile ladder in New Zealand.

We congratulate Dion Tapper and BSM for bringing this roadshow to builders around New Zealand every year, in an effort to keep our Building trades safe, healthy and compliant while maintaining an efficient, and productive business.

Easy Access has got your safe height access covered. For those who attend the BSM Roadshow be sure to redeem your free tool bucket voucher at any of our trade store distributor locations