Australian WHS/OH&S regulations require all safety access systems (including anchor points and roof access systems) to be annually inspected to ensure they are still in good condition and safe to use. This requires a certified installer to check each safety point and confirm it's condition and it's fitness. Once the inspection is completed a Certificate of compliance can be issued.
If you have already installed safety anchor points without using a certified installer then those points also need to be inspected by a certified installer to check that they comply with the regulations and then a certificate can be issued. The certificate is valid for 12 months, so annual certification is required to keep the certificate current and to ensure the safety points do not deteriorate over time.
All Sydney Anchor Points installers are certified, so after installation of an anchor point, you will be issued with a Height Safety Certification immediately. We will also offer to return in 12 months to check the installed safety points and provide an updated Certification. Sydney Anchor Points keep a record of installed points and will offer a reminder to the client before the 12 months is expired. Certification is a relatively simple process and can be arranged and quoted over the phone. If any issue is found with an anchor point or system then the certifier will inform the responsible party and offer solutions that will enable a certificate to be issued. In most cases, this can be done on the spot so no extra visit will be required.
Keeping a current and up-to-date Height Safety Certification will enable workers to access a roof without the need for safety railing being installed each time. It also ensures that all safety points are not corroding or damaged so that they will not fail in the case of an incident. It is the ultimate assurance of a safe roof access system and allows working at heights to be both safe and easy.
We pride ourselves on our WHS (OH&S) record that is second to none, based on safety and performance training that is ongoing for all our staff and which includes mandatory Work Cover inductions and Working At Height certification.
Work Cover legislation requires that you provide a safe environment for us to work in – so please ask our team to quote on providing at least a minimum fall protection device or safety system.
Click here for an extract of the WHS ACT 2011 Update 6/12
Is it time for your height safety system to be inspected?
According to current Australian standards regarding roof anchors and fall arrest systems, inspections should follow manufacturer's recommendations. As a general rule for fall arrest anchors and horizontal lifelines, this entails an inspection every 12 months.
Qualified Certifiers – Each member of the Sydney Anchor Points team has undertaken advanced height safety training designed to help them identify a broad range of height risk situations and design suitable solutions. With a thorough understanding of current WH&S legislation, height safety regulations and relevant codes of practice and Australian standards, the certifiers have the expertise and industry know-how to ensure your height safety system is in good working order.
Affordable Rates – How affordable are our roof safety certification rates? Give us a call today on 02 8020 5777 to find out. We are ready to provide you with a no-obligation quote. Alternatively, send us a message on the contact form of this page and one of our team members will get back to you as soon as possible. Exceptional workmanship and competitive rates are hallmarks of the Sydney Anchor Points brand.
Complete Range Of Services – Sydney Anchor Points are your local roof maintenance experts. With a team of fully licensed tradesmen that have serviced, maintained and repaired thousands of roofs in the Greater Sydney region, you can rely on Sydney Anchor Points to not only ensure your height safety system is fully compliant but also that it is properly maintained.
Just because your height safety system was previously compliant does not mean that it is still safe to use and compliant!
Rust, structural stress or vibration, compromised building integrity and damaged height safety equipment are just some of the factors that could render your height safety system non-compliant. Our team of qualified installers and certifiers have an eye for detail and will thoroughly inspect your system and roof to ensure that you can use your fall arrest system with complete confidence.
There is a frightening number of properties with non-compliant roof safety systems, are you sure that your system is compliant and still in good working order? There are massive fines that start for property managers and business owners whose buildings have non-compliant height safety systems. Not only are you risking punishment if your fall arrest system is not compliant, you are risking the health and safety of your staff and contractors who have to work on your roof.
Take the stress and hassle out of having your anchor points certified, give us a call today and we will be happy to thoroughly analyse your roof anchors, ladder brackets and access hatches to ensure that everything is compliant with relevant regulations and standards. If your system is non-compliant we will provide a range of options to suit your budget and the unique requirements of your property.
Don't delay, give us a call on 02 8020 5777 today and enjoy the confidence of knowing you are using a professionally certified height safety system.
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