Apparently it has been through an independent risk assessment and the assessor wants one. HSE dont get involved with product endorsement or otherwise. This is from Ladder Limb’s Alistair Taylor
[quote]Regarding HSE they cannot promote or endorse any product.
We believe that the only way they would be involved is if there was an accident and the use of ladderlimb could have helped avoid that accident.
Ladderlimb has been tested by an independent risk assessor. After a 20 minute trial his only question for us was where and when could I purchase one.[/quote]
I would assume that if it has been launched nationwide and overseas, then the stores involved would have gone through the health and safety side with a fine tooth comb? If it is used as intended, working with both hands free has to be an advantage?
There are a lot of misconceptions about what is and isnt HSE role. It might help nail a few misconceptions if we knew what (or if there) are HSE directives about what you can have with you up a ladder in terms of weight?
I used to follow a H&S assessor website and most of his posts dealt with misconceptions and misapplied H&S rules.
Whatever the regs, it should be fair to say that this Ladder Limb device would enable you to work with both hands free, once you are in place. Wayne said he used it every day for a fortnight on a job trialing it, and was happy to endorse it as a good bit of kit.