Height Safety Audits, each step for your journey

Height safety isn’t a set and forget process, and without an in-house expert or first-hand knowledge height safety risk and compliance can be difficult to manage. Especially when your list of responsibilities keeps increasing and your budget (and team) decreasing. 

We can help you keep on top of your height safety responsibilities, managing each stage of your height safety journey in the most cost effective way possible. Allowing you to focus where you’re needed most. 

Let our expert eyes uncover potential risks and hazards, creating solutions and providing recommendations to keep your workers safe and your business compliant and protected. With 45+ years of height safety experience and a national team of certified specialists, you can trust your height safety is in expert hands.
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Ensuring that workers and contractors are safe when working at a height is paramount. That’s why it’s important to have a height safety system in place that’s not only going to keep people safe but that’s also compliant with current legislation. And that’s where our height safety consultants can help.

Height Safety Consultancy of the Highest Calibre

Since 1997, the team at Workplace Access & Safety have been working to provide businesses and managers with access to robust and practical height safety systems that work. We can help with everything from designing a height safety system to ensuring that your building is height safety compliant. Using our considerable experience and expertise, we’ll conduct initial height safety audits to understand exactly what is needed to keep people safe.

A Step-by-Step Height Safety Audits

Our height safety consultancy services can help you in a variety of ways – but we always start with a consultation/audit so that we can develop a clear action plan. The action plan is designed to ensure that you meet the statutory requirements and includes not only short-term actions but long-term strategies. All plans are based on your safety system requirements in line with your budget.

Our services include:

  • Conducting initial audits
  • Designing your height safety system
  • Managing/monitoring the installation
  • Delivering training on using the system and equipment
  • Ongoing inspections to ensure that you remain compliant.

Before designing any height safety system, you need to understand the risks. Our height safety risk consultancy services use standard risk assessment tools to ensure that the assessment is relevant and that it complies with Australian Standards. We also advise on the cost to you for ongoing statutory maintenances and training, so that you’re fully aware of the budget you will need to allocate to this both now and in the future and the true cost of the system.

Choose Workplace Access & Safety for Height Safety Audits

Workplace Access & Safety has provided height safety consultancy to businesses throughout Australia. We’re a NATA accredited business and are committed to improving safety in the workplace. To this end, we work in conjunction with Worksafe, SafeWork Australia, Workcover and other relevant Australian Standard committees to develop and improve standards, laws and safe practices.

When you work with us, you can be rest assured that you’re working with a high-level provider with the experience to understand your business and suggest practical and cost-effective solutions to address your height safety requirements.

Want to Know More About Our Height Safety Consultancy Services?

If you feel that our height safety consultancy services could benefit your business, facility or organisation, get in touch with us by completing our online form. You can also contact us on 1300 552 984. We operate throughout Australia and can help you today.

In addition to our consultancy services, we provide completely unbiased height safety inspections and inspections of other areas such as dangerous goods storage and confined spaces. Our experienced team can also help you with drafting and height safety engineering services, project management (commercial builder registered) and provide consultation services with architects and builders on both renovation and new constructions projects to ensure their future maintainability.

To find out more about some of the projects we’ve worked on, check out our projects page here.
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Why is getting independent height safety advice important?

Height safety compliance and risk can be a complex and technical topic. While product-affiliated providers may be across details of their own solutions, they may not have in-depth industry knowledge or understanding of other solutions in the market. This could lead to solution blind spots, a solution that’s unfit for your application, or a height safety system that requires heavy customisation. All of which lead to additional spend you hadn’t budgeted for. It can also be hard to know what certifications your provider needs for the job at hand.

As an independent height safety group, we provide solutions based on your specific needs and are brand agnostic. This means we build our solutions based on your needs, risk requirements and budget, resulting in a higher quality, fit-for-purpose solution for your business. Our certified experts will be with you each step of the way, providing independent advice to help you better manage height safety.

End-to-end height safety management services

Risk Management
Design and engineering
Procurement services
Quality control and commissioning
Compliance recertification 

1) Risk management

A high-level of height safety starts with understanding potential risks to your business. That’s why our height safety management service starts with risk, building a strong foundation for your height safety management program.

Our risk management services include expert risk assessments and reporting to help you better identify, manage and mitigate height safety risk. All completed by certified risk management experts with extensive height safety experience. Our NATA accreditation also means we can complete on site-testing as part of our risk assessments.

2) Design and engineering

Once we’ve identified potential risks, our experts will use recommendations from our risk specialists to design a tailored height safety solution to reduce the level of risk to your business. 

Working alongside industry-leading engineers, our solution architects will design a fit-for-purpose height safety system aligned to your specific needs, solution requirements, and budget. This service includes everything from height safety system plans, scope of works and design certifications.

AS/NZS 1891, Static line, Close to edge, Person

“Workplace Access and Safety’s expert teams make inspections and testing a breeze, and I feel like I have a true partner by my side. As a maintenance supervisor, working with WAS makes my job a whole lot easier.”

Glenn Price, Cabrini Health

3) Procurement services

Now that you have your solution design, what next? Our experts can guide you through the entire procurement process, helping you find the right product, the right installation provider, all at the right price. Resulting in you getting a higher-quality solution and better value for money. 

As well product and solution provider advice, our expert team can be your technical support throughout your procurement process. From being on hand to answer technical questions from your team or tender bidders, to helping you build a solid tender document and vetting tender submissions so you get the right provider for the job. We’ll be your expert eyes and ears throughout the procurement process.

4) Quality control and commissioning

We’ll make sure your solution is done right the first time, with quality control services focused on ensuring your height safety solution is installed to the highest quality possible. Our NATA-endorsed compliance inspection reports will review every aspect of your installation, identifying defects, compliance and safety issues your installer needs to address.

We’ll then provide an updated risk assessment showing overall improvements and advise on new risk levels against your internal risk matrix and the hierarchy of controls.

5) Compliance recertification 

When you have multiple height safety systems and a lot of height safety equipment on site, it can be difficult to ensure compliance certifications are completed on a regular basis. 

Using our online client portal and asset registry system, you’ll be able to easily identify what systems and equipment need recertification. Our team can then be deployed anywhere in Australia to inspect your height safety system and equipment, ensuring you stay compliant to Australia standards and industry regulations. And if any risk or compliance issues are uncovered, we’ll be there to get you back on track.

Manage your height safety better

Let our height safety experts guide you each step of the way, providing you with expert advice and recommendations to decrease height safety risk and increase compliance.

Book a height safety management discussion

Don’t need every part of our height safety management service? 

Have parts of the process covered, or perhaps limited budget for your height safety and compliance project? Our height safety management service can be tailored to your needs and packaged with the services you require most. This allows you to define where you need our height safety experts most, providing better value for money and return on investment.

Not sure what services you need? Chat to our expert team to discuss your height safety needs and requirements. We can conduct a risk assessment for your site to identify key areas of risk and compliance that may need to be addressed. Giving you all the pieces of your height safety puzzle so you can make an informed decision about next steps on your height safety journey.

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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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