Anchor Point System Installation in Sydney can Save Lives
Working at heights is a well-known risk since it causes numerous accidents in Australia each year, some of them resulting in serious injury or even death. It is something you need to take very seriously, not only because of any legal obligations but also due to the responsibility you have for the safety of your workers.
The only way to prevent accidents or to lessen their effect is to conduct a thorough risk assessment and then take the necessary action. This may require a change to working practices, the fitting of walkway systems with guardrails or an installation for anchor points in Sydney so that rope systems can be used.Read More
Anchor Point Installation in Sydney | A Complete Safety Service
At Workplace Access & Safety, we provide a whole range of safety measures that are intended to protect your employees and contractors, particularly when they are working at heights. These include permanent walkways and guardrails so workers can move about easily and safely as well as other types of safety equipment such as anchor points installers in Sydney. Our service starts with a full survey and risk assessment of your property. This will identify any hazards that exist, particularly those that can cause falls from heights. Once we’ve determined what the risks are, we’ll then assess how well they’re being dealt with in terms of the protection that is provided and the control procedures that are in place.
Any measures we recommend will be based on the hierarchy of control, which determines that the highest level of protection must be used where practical. This means eliminating the risk where possible, otherwise minimising or controlling it so that each risk is reduced to as low a level as possible.
Control measures will often include installation for anchor points in Sydney, walkways with guardrails where work is undertaken on a regular basis. For less frequent use, we’ll recommend anchor point installation in Sydney. These can be used for rope systems that enable workers to move either horizontally or vertically with complete safety or fall arrest systems that will limit a fall should it occur.
Working Together to Achieve a Safe Working Environment With Anchor Points Installers in Sydney
We believe in a partnership approach so we will always work with you to overcome any shortcomings in your safety controls and procedures. We’ll keep you fully informed, will explain our reasons for doing something and will update you every step of the way.
Accidents can be traumatic in terms of the effect they have on people’s lives, not only those who have the accidents but also the people around them. They will also affect your company due to a loss of reputation, reduced productivity, financial penalties, legal costs and compensation payments. So you can’t afford to take risks with safety and, with our help, you won’t.
We’ll determine what you need, fit the necessary controls and inspect and maintain everything regularly to ensure they remain fit for use and fully compliant. And we’ll also train your staff in the effective use of the equipment, so they stay productive and safe. Contact us today and we’ll start the process. Read Less
How do you know if your anchor point system has been installed correctly?
Every anchor system has recommended installation requirements set by its manufacturer. This could be a specific number of rivets required or what structure anchors need to be installed into. Missing one of these recommendations could cause serious harm, such as the anchor point giving way if it’s installed into roof sheeting instead of the roof structure.
As a building owner or facilities manager, you don’t need to be across the ins and outs. Our expert team can advise if a height safety system has been incorrectly installed. Spotting the danger before it’s too late.
Our inspection process
Our 6-step inspection and recertification process has been built upon 45 years’ of practical experience in the industry. To ensure our inspection services are the highest quality possible – and meets the latest industry standards and government legislation – our height safety specialist team regularly reviews and refines our inspection service.
To avoid mismatched inspection and maintenance schedules, we recommend your anchors and static lines are inspected as part of a full site inspection. This not only simplifies preventative maintenance schedules, it will be a more cost-effective outcome for your business.
Discovery and preparation
Check-in and reminders
Our 6-step inspection process
This process is used for all our height safety and fall prevention inspections, including inspections for anchor and static line height safety systems and equipment.
1. Discovery and preparation
To ensure we’re across your equipment, we’ll review any prior reports, documents and manuals, and asset registers you have on record. This helps us accurately outline the services (and experts) you need for your inspection. Working with your team, we’ll book in an inspection time that works best for you as well as provide any pre-inspection actions you need to complete prior to your booking time.
2. On-site inspection
Our certified team of experts will arrive on site and begin your inspection. For anchor and static line inspections, this includes assessing and testing all anchor points as well as associated safety equipment. We’ll inspect and test all equipment identified for inspection, QR code and date tag each item with a corresponding roof layout plan.Being NATA certified, our experts are licensed to perform on-site load testing on your equipment. We’ll also ‘tag out’ hazardous or high-risk items that present immediate danger and notify any relevant stakeholders onsite. Our time onsite is minimised by the use of our purpose built inspections app.
3. Expert walk-through
We walk your team (or building key contact) through the site and discuss inspection outcomes, any high-risk items to be addressed, and next steps. We find this face-to-face approach allows our team to provide immediate feedback and give background to the inspection process, and allows you to ask questions directly. This keeps you across all aspects of your inspection and potential actions that may be required.
4. Inspection analysis
Once the inspection is complete, our team collates all their findings and recommendations into a detailed inspection report. The report provides analysis on all your height safety equipment and systems inspected, detailed next steps and any actions you need to take to be compliant. All our reports are peer reviewed by another certified expert in our team as well as signed by our NATA signatory before they are provided to you.
5. Inspection report & documentation
Your approved inspection report roof layout plans and other documentation will be uploaded into our client portal for easy access. To make accessing test records and certifications easier, the portal contains all assets tested and tagged (including their corresponding QR codes). As well as final inspection outcomes, your report will include recommendations and unique action plans to address compliance concerns.
6. Check-in and reminders
Keeping up to date with what needs to be inspected and when can be a challenge. That’s why our client system will provide automated reminders for the next 5 years, ensuring you know exactly when your equipment is due for an inspection, replacement or scheduled maintenance. These reminders are aligned with industry standards and Australian regulations to help you stay compliant, easily.
Roof Layout Plan
Our roof layout plans are layered over satellite images with all equipment clearly marked out.
We compile and include all user manuals in the report to ensure correct installation, maintenance and use.
Easily accessible reports to tell you what needs to be done in order to maintain your compliance.
Not sure what inspections you need?
Our certified specialists can advise of any inspection and equipment recertification requirements you need.
Book a call with your local height safety specialist to discuss your inspection requirements.
How do you ensure on-going anchor testing point safety and compliance?
The safety of your anchor or static line height safety system involves more than ensuring your anchor points are compliant. The workers using the equipment need to be certified and trained, the right personal protection equipment used as well as applied in the correct way.
It’s your responsibility to ensure on-going compliance for your building. But you’re not alone. Our team can guide you through the details, providing expert advice on compliance, recertification and inspection requirements. We can also assist with digitalising your asset management registry.
Workplace Access and Safety:
Your height safety and fall prevention experts
Independent height safety experts
- Independent height safety experts
- 45 years’ industry experience
- National certified specialists, inspectors and engineers
- Height safety advice, risk assessments and consulting
Combining years of practical experience and industry expertise, you can be confident in the compliance and safety of your system.
From site assessments and system design to testing, inspections and certifications, we’re here to provide expert advice to keep your business protected and workplace safe.
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