While working at height often revolves around rooftop work, reaching the roof safely can present challenges. Building owners, facility managers and persons responsible for workers gaining roof access must ensure there is a safe access and egress to work areas.
Beginning with a risk assessment, Workplace Access & Safety will create a practical, manageable and compliant route to the roof.
Your Workplace Access & Safety audit includes full documentation – contact us to see a sample risk assessment report.
Of course, Workplace Access & Safety can also design and recommend the height safety equipment needed to access the roof, including:
PROJECT | Officeworks Glen Waverley – Roof Access Required
The project involved the design, construction and installation of roof platforms, walkways and roof access. Access to the roof was to be provided via the back area in a good warehouse. This involved the installation of an access hatch that was reached via a series of step type ladders, installed at a 60-70˚ horizontal angle, and joined midway using a custom built landing platform.
PROJECT | Bunnings Warehouse – Roof Access Retrofit
The project involved modifying the existing building to be retrofitted with a walkway system that enabled contractors to traverse the alsynite roof surface and access the roof top plant. A Laserlite (alsynite) roof is regarded as a brittle surface, therefore any roof access installation requires a guardrail when crossing over to eliminate fall hazards.
Resources and Downloads
Checklist | Do You Need To Review Your Roof And Plant Access?
Working At Height Infographic