Roof access systems work to provide safe access to roofs or other raised work areas. They allow workers to locate themselves and their equipment on a roof or raised area in order to perform any work required to be undertaken.
A roof access system could comprise any number of different components depending on the area needing to be accessed, the distance it is from the ground and the frequency at which access will be required.
The simplest way to protect those who need to work on roofs is to have a permanent height safety system installed that is compliant with all relevant Australian laws, standards and regulations. Depending on the nature of your roof, the type of work being undertaken and the frequency at which access to the area will be required, your height safety system could take on a number of different forms.
Our team specialises in the design of different types of height safety systems such as fall arrest systems including anchor point installation with harnesses and self-retracting lines. We also design fall restraint systems utilising guardrails, walkways systems and static restraint lines. With our best practice made perfect philosophy, you can be assured that nothing is missed. While ultimately it is safest for workers to simply not work at heights, there are many circumstances across a wide range of industries where that is simply not possible. In those situations, an individualised height safety system is required. This is where Height Safety Engineers can help. As an experienced height safety installer, Rope Works Queensland are the experts at keeping workers safe while working at heights. Through our detailed designs, in-depth industry knowledge, and relationships with leading suppliers, we provide building owners and facility managers with the peace of mind that their roof or worksite is fully compliant in terms of fall protection.
Recertification inspections of height safety and fall protection systems are required annually under Australian law. These inspections ensure that a system remains compliant with Australian standards.
Due to the inherently dangerous nature of working at heights, it is important that all height safety and fall protection systems be kept in proper working order so they function as intended should a slip or fall occur. Maintaining fall protection and height safety compliance is not just a matter of installing an anchor point , ladder bracket or safety line on your roof and thinking that is enough. There are many reasons why a system may fall out of compliance and it is important regular recertification inspections are carried out to identify and rectify any deficiencies that may be present. Recertification is important as fall protection systems tend to be out of sight and out of mind. They can often be effected by exposure to natural elements and through modification to the structure into which they were originally installed.