Is your height safety system legally compliant?

Australian Standards and state based legislation mandate the periodic inspection of fall prevention equipment. It is essential that your height safety system is approved and accredited, and that all roof anchors, static lines and personal protective equipment is in complete working order. Use this handy check list to see if your system is in need of an inspection.

The frequency of inspection and recertification varies from state to state, so we work with your business to set up action plans that help you maintain your registers, complete your inspections and ensure that your site remains compliant and safe for contractors and employees alike.

READ | Read this article if you’re not sure how often you must have your static lines and anchors inspected.

With Inspectors and Height Safety Engineers Australia wide, we offer cost effective consistency for organisations with multi-site operations irrespective of the location of your sites. Contact us today to discuss your inspection needs and how we can assist you to plan the ongoing management of your height safety systems.

Australian Standards and state-based legislation require that all safety-at-height equipment should be inspected regularly to ensure that it’s both safe and effective. A height safety inspection is necessary for any building where employees, contractors or other personnel have access to the roof. Not only is it essential that your height safety system is approved and accredited, but it must undergo regular maintenance and inspections to ensure that it remains safe. This includes all roof anchors, static lines and personal protective equipment. The frequency of inspection and recertification may vary depending on the state you are in.
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Stay Safe and Compliant with Accredited Height Safety Inspections

At Workplace Access& Safety, we work with you to create a workable action plan that will enable you to maintain your registers and undertake the inspections required to ensure that your site remains compliant, and most importantly, safe for anyone who needs access to the roof. 

Why Your Safety at Height Equipment Needs Inspecting

Even if your safety at height equipment was installed by specialists, annual or 6-monthly inspections are still a requisite. The safety of installations can be affected by several factors. For example, you may need to have more contractors on the roof for longer periods which may require modifications to your current system. Weathering or structural movement may have affected the integrity of the fixings and, just like all things, wear and tear may have affected the installation.

Cost-Effective Height Safety Certification

Whether you are the owner, occupier, management company or facilities management provider, if you have responsibility for a building where people need access to the roof, you must ensure that you schedule regular inspections. Our height safety equipment inspectors can carry out inspections Australia wide. We’re independently accredited by NATA (National Association of Testing Authorities) so you can be rest assured that all our inspection, testing and certification services are unbiased and of the highest quality. Our specialist height safety experts will not only provide you with the relevant height safety certification but will help you to develop your own management plan to ensure you remain safe and compliant.

Our inspection and certification services include:

  • Roof anchor and static line recertification
  • Equipment inspections including guardrails and perimeter inspections
  • Ladder inspections
  • Cooling tower access inspections
  • PPE Inspections

Since we started our business in 1997, we’ve worked with many high-profile businesses to ensure their height safety compliance. Our high-tech QR coded asset management system makes it easy for our clients to keep on top of their compliance and gives full visibility throughout the inspection process. As one of the leading specialists in Australian height safety services, we’re fully committed to improving workplace safety throughout Australia and work alongside Worksafe, Workcover, Safe Work Australia and relevant Australian Standard committees to develop and improve safety standards, laws and practices.

Trust Workplace Access & Safety with Your Height Safety Compliance

If you’d like further information about the support we can give you to ensure your height safety compliance and to plan the ongoing management of your height safety systems, get in touch with us now by completing our online form or calling 1300 552 984.

In addition to providing height safety inspections, we also offer inspections for other areas including confined space, dangerous goods storage, structural assessment, and racking. We’re fully qualified to provide audits and risk assessments together with engineering services and project management.
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Is your height safety system legally compliant?

Australian Standards and state based legislation mandate the periodic inspection of fall prevention equipment. It is essential that your height safety system is approved and accredited, and that all roof anchors, static lines and personal protective equipment is in complete working order. Use this handy check list to see if your system is in need of an inspection.

The frequency of inspection and recertification varies from state to state, so we work with your business to set up action plans that help you maintain your registers, complete your inspections and ensure that your site remains compliant and safe for contractors and employees alike.

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Roof Anchor & Static Line Recertification

Anchor points and static lines need to be inspected at regular intervals. And if they are not in regular use, they must be inspected before each use. If anchors and static lines aren’t routinely inspected and maintained, they can fail. Fixings can loosen and rope fittings can dislodge. Workplace Access & Safety inspection, testing and certification services are independently accredited by the NATA so you now you can have confidence in the results.

Ladder inspection

Ladder Inspections

Workplace Access & Safety are accredited by the National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) to perform commissioning fall prevention inspections.

Our 36-point ladder check will identify any damage, signs of wear and tear and ensure they are suitable for use so you can be sure your workers and contractors are protected. Following the inspection, you will be presented with a comprehensive report, including a register for your records. Read more

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Cooling Tower Access Inspections

Audit your Cooling Tower Access with Workplace Access & Safety to limit liability and reduce risk.

With the planning tools included in your Workplace Access & Safety Cooling Tower Access Audit, cooling tower maintenance is safer and simpler. Specialist height safety experts will develop your own management plan. Read more…

Expert Oversight

Workplace Access & Safety’s inspection services are overseen by the National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA). NATA are recognised by the Commonwealth of Australia as Australia’s national authority for the accreditation of laboratories and the peak body for the accreditation of inspection bodies and proficiency testing scheme providers.

Read more: “The new code of practice for the prevention of falls in the workplace makes ladder inspections mandatory.”

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