Podiums are a great, safe alternative to the traditional step ladder. When you’re working at height for short periods of time, but in the same place, a podium is ideal. Think of jobs including fitting air conditioner units, lighting, ducting, all these jobs are perfect for podiums.
These 3 main features are why podiums are safer than steps:
- They have a larger, more stable work platform – usually with toe boards fitted
- There is a fully enclosed guard rail that stops you falling back – use it as another point to rest on
- On a podium, you’ve got a 360o workspace – you’re own pulpit area to work in
Read up on the HSE Safe Use of Ladders & Steps from the uk Health & Safety Executive (HSE)