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raised storage area within a shop

Postby David82 » Wed Jul 10, 2013 10:03 pm

Hi everybody!

I own a clothes shop with quite high ceilings, but not very large, so I don´t have too much space to store. I´m thinking in creating a raised storage area at the end of the shop and I wonder, whether I have to use a utility stair according to the building regulations or I can use a ladder since this space is going to be used only for storage.

Would be great if you could help me

Thanks a lot
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Postby welsh brickie » Thu Jul 11, 2013 8:33 am

you will need a staircase, health and safety will insist on it if anyone falls of the ladder you will be liable
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Postby MarkGrogan » Fri Oct 24, 2014 3:42 am

I agree with Welsh that you should install a staircase which provides more safety and security. Even though in your personal opinion, it is only for storage purpose, but you never know if a parcel from the storage compartment could be mishandled by yourself or a staff. When done so, there is a risk of an accident and if a person were to fall from a great height, the accident would be severe. Hence, prevention is better than cure so staircase is definitely a preferred choice.
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