Height Safety – Always Our Top Priority

It’s no secret. Working at heights is very risky. Whether your team is painting a two-story roof or doing routine maintenance on a higher commercial structure, there’s always the risk of injury. The secret to getting on and off a high workspace comes down to two words – height safety.

Regardless of what you may or may not know about height safety, it’s always recommended that you consult with a certified industry expert. Fortunately, you don’t need to look any further than Anchored Height Safety for all your fall protection equipment.

A Three Pillar Approach To Successful Height Safety

Several safety surveys done in recent years have highlighted falls as the largest contributor to hospitalised injuries and workplace deaths. That said, providing industry-leading height safety equipment remains Anchored Height Safety’s number one priority.

A recent Cranes and Lifting article has highlighted our tried and tested height access and safe installation process. This can be divided into three main pillars: appropriateness, safety and compliance. Let’s take a closer look at how we apply each pillar to benefit your safety needs:

1. Appropriateness

In short, appropriateness is determined by the client’s specific needs. This means our experts will look at factors such as:

  • Location of the job
  • Type of work that needs to be done
  • Frequency of height work
  • Budget the employer is working with
  • Skills of the workers who will use the equipment

Once our specialists have determined what exactly your team will be doing, it becomes much easier to find the best equipment to get the job done securely. It’s worth stressing that different jobs might require different types of equipment, that’s why you should assess each job separately.

2. Safety

Ensuring that each piece of equipment is installed and used safely is crucially important. The first step in ensuring your team’s safety is by providing the right equipment for the right site, understanding how and when the equipment will be used leads to a much safer workplace. Ensuring manufacturer’s guidelines, Australian Standards, Industry Codes & Regulations are adhered to, offers assurance that the height safety equipment is safe. Providing as-built drawings and user manuals allows personnel to safely plan their work before accessing the area.

This guideline applies to the temporary, permanent, and supplementary installation of hardware and equipment to make your team’s job safe without hampering performance. Some of the common equipment we use to make your job safer include:

  • Temporary ladders
  • Anchor points
  • Roof access hatches
  • Guardrails
  • Static line systems
  • Work platforms
  • Stairways and walkways
  • Rope access systems
  • Necessary PPE

Depending on the type of work you need to do and the location of the job, it might be necessary to combine more than one type of equipment. This is where our experts will advise you on the best combination of systems to install. The good news is that having to install more than one system won’t slow down the progress of the job.

3. Compliance

All equipment used and recommended by Anchored Height Safety is designed, manufactured, and installed in strict accordance with industry codes of practice. Adhering to updated and relevant Australian standards is also paramount.

Australian Standards require ALL height safety systems to have periodic safety inspections. You get some additional peace of mind knowing that our testing and safety inspection criteria are the best in the industry. With our inspection and certification expertise, your equipment will always be safe and compliant.

Skilled Technicians Make All The Difference

As further emphasised in the Cranes and Lifting article, building meaningful relationships with clients contributes to a safer working relationship. All our Height Safety installers and estimators are fully trained in industry requirements. Additionally, they’ve also been trained in Australian Standard 1891-4 and Australian Standard 1657 as well as the “Industry Code for Permanent Anchor Systems, Lifeline and Rail Installations for Working Height.”

Furthermore, our experts make use of cutting-edge software for mapping, mark-up and job management. This enables us to provide the most accurate estimating services for the equipment you’ll need. To ensure that there’s no delay in the progress of your work, our specialised teams provide a full scope of safety equipment as well as the benefits of each.

How Do You Enjoy The Benefits Of Anchored Height Safety?

If your company’s height safety equipment needs attention, it’s time to call our experts. Taking advantage of Anchored Height Safety’s products and expertise for your next job is easier than you think. In fact, it’s as simple as viewing our offerings online.

Alternatively, give us a call on 03 9555 3586 for specialist advice. Our skilled experts will analyse your job scenario and draw up recommendations for the best products to use. Let us help you reduce the stress of height safety at all your job sites!

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