WORKING AT HEIGHTS PERSONAL PROTECTION EQUIPMENT
Having the right tool for the right job is always important. When working at heights it is vital. Fall arrest equipment is your last line of defence against a fall. That is why it is so important to consult specialists in the area you are about to work in. There are thousands of different types and styles of height safety equipment to choose from. It can be confusing. That is where we can help. We have an enormous range of personal protection equipment to suit every application. You can click on any of our pages below to learn more about our range or call us to discuss how we can help you.
THE CORRECT CHOICE STARTS WITH THE RIGHT ADVICE
Our team of experienced staff are here to help. We start by asking exactly what the job is that you are wanting the height safety equipment for. Armed with this information we can offer you a range of safety products which will best suit your situation. For example: If you are needing a fall arrest harness there are hundreds to choose from. Each harness has its own unique features which may assist you. If you are working on a 3 degree pitched roof 4 metres in from the edge of the roof, then a standard harness and equipment may be all you will need. Whereas if you are working on a 30 degree pitched roof you will need a much more advanced harness system which will provide greater protection and comfort.
LEGISLATION AND HEIGHT SAFETY
When working at heights there is legislation, codes of practice and standards which you must be aware of. Failing to follow these industry specific laws and guidelines will not only expose you to a higher risk of a fall but also to potential prosecution. It is important that you read and understand this information. The main documents which will apply to height safety are:
Work Health and Safety Act 2011
Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011
Managing the Risk of Falls at Workplaces Code of Practice 2011
There may be other Standards and legislation which may apply depending upon exactly what work you are about to undertake. If you are not sure please ask us.
Prior to starting any height work there are a number of questions which must be answered. Examples of just some of the questions which must be answered are:
Has a risk assessment been completed?
What hazards were identified?
Has a SWMS been completed?
What equipment will be needed to comply with the SWMS?
Will a rescue plan and equipment be needed? (whenever there is a risk of a fall and a fall arrest system is used a rescue plan must be designed.)
Will all involved have the required training, skills and experience to complete the work safely?
There will be many more site specific questions which will need to be asked and answered to ensure that the work is conducted safely. We can assist with this. Once all the hazards have been identified and the work method chosen, you can now select the right safety equipment for the job.
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