We work with you to ensure your building is safe and compliant
Our experienced team of height safety experts work with you throughout the entire process of designing and installing a height safety system, ensuring that your building is height safety compliant. We are there to work with you from initial audits and design, manage/monitor installation, training, and finally ongoing inspections.
When choosing to work with Workplace Access & Safety we consult with you to develop a clear action plan. This plan provides you with a project timeline including long-term strategies and statutory requirements, and works as a basis for you to gain a true and accurate understanding of your safety system requirement and budgetary costs. We are committed to you for the long-term, so you can be safe in the knowledge that we will ensure that your system provides optimum performance now and for years to come.
Rate the risks and nominate future controls
The starting point for any project is to rate the risks into high, medium and low taking into account the frequency of access and the consequence of an incident using standard risk assessment tools. We identify the current controls and check their compliance to Australian Standards and the Building Code of Australia. Utilising the hierarchy of control we then nominate future controls. The hierarchy of controls for fall prevention differs significantly from that of other hazards, so it is essential to nominate future controls with reference to the correct hierarchy in order to ensure that the risk assessment is relevant and compliant.
Height Safety Audit
We can audit your site and examine it for compliance with fall prevention regulations and Australian Standards. As part of your risk assessment, it’s essential to check that existing equipment complies to current Australian Standards. Certain Australian Standards are referenced in state based legislation, which means that to comply with legislation, your equipment needs to comply with that specific Australian Standard.
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 System
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
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 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.
Budgeting for your project
We help simplify the budgeting process by providing accurate costings based on your audit, which enable you to understand your specific safety requirements. As part of our on-going consultancy we also offer guidance to the allocation of funds for any ongoing statutory maintenance and training costs as required by both state based and Australian legislation. For example, standards dictate that the inspection and testing of level 3 controls such as roof anchors and static lines are completed annually. Users and their supervisors are also required to complete specialist training on these systems, and administrative controls such as a roof permit system are essential.
When budgeting for a fall prevention system, it is important to account for the ongoing costs over the life of the asset to establish the true cost of the control being selected. You need to take into account training requirements, consumables, ongoing maintenance and testing requirements, recertification and cost of maintaining administrative controls when establishing the true cost of a system.