Height Safety Systems
Current legislation and Australian Standards state that, where required, you must have height safety equipment and that all height safety equipment such as harnesses, roof anchors, static lines, handrails, fall arrest equipment etc. are to be inspected at intervals not exceeding twelve months by a competent person.
Who has health and safety duties in relation to falls?
A person conducting a business or undertaking has the primary duty under the Working at Heights Safely Act to ensure, as far as reasonably practicable, that workers and other persons are not exposed to health and safety risks arising from the business or undertaking.
Officers, such as company directors, have a duty to exercise due diligence to ensure that the business or undertaking complies with the WHS Act and Regulations. This includes taking reasonable steps to ensure that the business or undertaking has and uses appropriate resources and processes to eliminate or minimize risks of falls from one level to another that are likely to cause injury.
Workers have a duty to take reasonable care for their own health and safety and that they do not adversely affect the health and safety of other persons.
Refer www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au for full details.
How Can Height Safety Systems Benefit Your Business?
Fall Protect is able to custom design and install height safety systems on both new and existing structures. When maintenance or cleaning is required on your structure or high-rise building height safety systems can save you time, money and add value to your asset. Our team can set up commercial access systems virtually anywhere. We have the experience to design and layout drawings to suit all applications when installing height safety systems in Australia.