HEIGHT SAFETY SYSTEM AUDITS
Many existing Height Safety Systems may not comply with the current Work Health & Safety Act 2011 or Regulation 2011. The Act places upon the PCBU (Person Conducting a Business or Undertaking) certain responsibilities which must be adhered to. All height safety systems must:
- Comply with current Australian Standards of safety (or equivalent level of safety)
- Comply with Managing the Risks of Falls at the Workplace Code of Practice
- Have a user manual
- Have a maintenance manual
- Have current certification
- Have engineer specifications
- Have a rescue plan
- Be designed correctly
- Be fit for purpose
As a PCBU you are responsible for ensuring that all height safety systems under your control are safe and compliant. Under the Act this is a Duty which cannot be transferred. There are extremely severe penalties for failing to comply with this Duty. Click here for more information about your Duty as a PCBU
The only way you can ensure that your system complies with the Act, Regulation, Code of Practice and current Standards is to have it audited by a professional height safety specialist. Many businesses claim to be “experts” and will charge many thousands of dollars to audit a safety system. We see the results of these audits every week. Often they are incomplete and vague, leaving the PCBU exposed to unnecessary risk.
That is where Safe @ Heights is different.
We conduct complete and thorough audits, explaining in simple terms the condition of your system and if it complies with the current Safety Standards and legislation.
Any non compliant sections will be identified and referenced against the relevant documents. We work closely with our Clients, freely sharing our knowledge and experience so that you feel confident that your Duties are being fulfilled and your systems are above all safe.
At Safe @ Heights our number one priority is your safety, your staff and others who may access your system.
We offer a complete service. If your system does not comply, then the audit is only the first step. The second step is to then identify the deficiencies in the system and design a plan of action which will rectify these deficiencies. Where possible we will try to utilise the current existing system. The third step is to implement the action plan. We are experienced and authorised designers and installers for all the major known and trusted manufacturers of systems and equipment. Therefore we guarantee that only the highest quality systems will be installed.
Once the above has been completed, the fourth step is documentation. All systems must have certain documentation readily available and accessible for their systems. Click here for further information on documentation
The fifth and final step in the audit process is understanding your system. You must understand what it is designed for and what it can and can’t do. You must understand when it will need recertification and who can use it. This is all information which we will provide for you.
As a Safe @ Heights partner, we are available anytime to answer all of your questions and to maintain your system throughout its life.
For more information on our five step audit process call us today and feel the confidence of dealing with people you can trust.