Access equipment should be regularly inspected to ensure they are in a safe condition. In offices an annual inspection is usually sufficient. More frequent inspections may be needed if the equipment is used frequently or in environments where they could become damaged more easily. In addition, users should carry out checks before they use it to ensure the equipment is safe.
Equipment should be marked or tagged with the last date of inspection, who carried it out and the equipment reference as a minimum and ladder inspection tags can be used to record this. A simple sticker containing the information can be used on kick stools. Equipment that fails the inspection or user check must be marked to indicate that they are not safe to use and taken out of use.
Inspection requirements for other access equipment will be different and you will need to do follow these.