Ensure Your Guardrails are Safe with Guardrail Testing from Workplace Access & Safety
Anyone who works at height understands the risks and dangers it poses. Falls from heights account for a significant proportion of workplace accidents in Australia. Installing guardrails is an effective way to manage some of the risks of working at heights. However, the effectiveness of such a system is dependent on a number of things including appropriate design, manufacture and installation in line with the designer’s specifications and that it is subject to regular guardrail testing and inspection. While there is no required inspection schedule for guardrails, in order to comply with legislation they must be maintained in line with AS 1657.
Workplace Access & Safety can ensure that your guardrails are safe and compliant by carrying out guard rail testing on your behalf on a regular basis. As a NATA accredited company, we provide a range of height safety services ranging from designing and installing new systems and equipment to testing and certifying existing equipment and systems.
The Importance of Guard Rail Inspections
Not only do designers, manufacturers, suppliers and installers of guard rails have an obligation to ensure that their designs and products are safe, owners or managers of the system are also required to do their part to ensure that health and safety procedures are followed. This includes obtaining verification that the system is safe to use from the supplier and displaying this verification. They also need to ensure that anyone who uses the system, whether an employee or contractor, has access to clear instructions on how to use the system safely.
However, this is just part of the solution. To ensure that your guardrails stay safe, they need to undergo regular guardrail audit. We recommend that you schedule a guard rail inspection every 12 months. It’s also important to use an inspector that is independent and not associated with the installer.
Workplace Access & Safety is the leading, independent third party installer in Australia. We’re NATA accredited, holding 2 NATA accreditations – 17020 Fall Prevention in-service inspection and testing and 17025 fall protection equipment inspection – together with ISO9001 QMS and ISO45001 HSM.
Why Choose Workplace Access & Safety for Your Guardrail Audit and Inspection
Workplace Access & Safety are a leading provider of services for height safety systems in Australia and offer a variety of services including cooling tower audit or confined space testing to help you to meet your legal obligations to keep people safe. We can help in a variety of ways from providing guard rail audits to determine what kind of system you need to performing guard rail testing to ensure existing safety systems are safe to use.
We can also provide training for users so that they know how to use any safety equipment provided on your site. You’ll get access to our QR coded asset management system via our portal to enable you to keep on top of your compliance responsibilities and make it easy to keep an up-to-date register of your inspections.
We use state of the art software to ensure that all inspections and registrations are easily updated and easily accessible and our staff includes trade qualified engineers and builders. We make it as easy as possible to keep your fall prevention equipment compliant and safe.
Schedule a Guard Rail Audit or Inspection Today
Scheduling a guardrail audit, test or inspection with Workplace Access & Safety is easy. Even if you’re looking for aluminium walkway systems, just simply complete our online form or give us a call on 1300 552 984 and we’ll arrange an appointment.