Snack Brands is one of Australia’s largest suppliers of snack foods and their Blacktown manufacturing plant must maintain 100% manufacturing capacity on a daily basis to keep peckish Australians happy.
Melbourne Grammar has multiple buildings which require access for different purposes. Melbourne Grammar chose Defender™ platforms for the scoreboard access, since they comply with Australian Standards, and are lightweight and simple to install. This provides safe access for the school boys and others who need to access the scoreboard.
The Jam Factory is a shopping centre located in Chapel Street, Prahran. It is a converted heritage listed building with many features new and old. Defender™ plant platforms, walkways and guardrail were installed to gain access to mechanical plants.
Reece operates retail outlets combined with warehouses. Defender™ staircases are installed leading to the mezzanines in the back house. The staircases meet the requirements of the BCA and can be used for emergency egress as part of the essential safety measures.
Following an audit at this regional centre, Defender™ access equipment was installed to provide safe and efficient access to all of the gutters and air conditioners for maintenance purposes. That project was completed over a 3 week period. There were no disruptions to trading and tenants did not know the works had been completed.
This time the lessons weren’t learnt in the classroom, but in The University of Adelaide’s Heritage Listed building ceiling space as the Workplace Access & Safety design and compliance team’s strived to create a safe and compliant ceiling space access system, to a structure that was never designed for these type of works.
Safe cooling tower access is essential for Westpac’s facility manager DTZ. The state based regulations mandate ‘easy and safe access to and about the tower and within the tower for maintenance activities such as safe inspection, adjustment and cleaning’.
Melbourne Health cuts a massive OHS challenge down to size
Melbourne Health has so many buildings, it has its own postcode. It could be daunting for an air conditioning firm to refuse to service equipment there on health and safety grounds. But when Chillmech advised it could not service equipment on some Melbourne Health roofs until safety was upgraded, the response was welcoming. With 8,000 staff members and more than 100,000 members of the public passing through the doors of its 33 sites each year, Melbourne Health’s health and safety challenges are enormous in scale, critical in importance and well understood.