Legislation

DO YOU KNOW YOUR OBLIGATIONS WHEN WORKING AT HEIGHTS?

It is vitally important that you ensure that when you have employees or contractors working at heights that you know your legal obligations under the Work Health & Safety Act 2011.

As part of your duty you legally must make yourself aware of how to keep workers and contractors safe when working at heights. To do this you must follow the requirements and guidelines as set out in the relevant WHS Regulation, Codes of Practice and Australian Standards. For more information on your legal duties please read below or contact us at any time. 

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Chris Burrow
Managing Director
Compliance Specialist

The No.1 Height Safety
Company in Queensland

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Your Legal Obligations

Do you know all your legal obligations and duties under the Act?

Failure to comply with the Act will leave you exposed to prosecution in the event of an incident. Heavy penalties apply for breaching any legal duty. Do you know all your legal obligations and duties under the Act?

Our Mission is to ensure that our Clients not only understand their legal obligations but that their systems are compliant and safe.

For more information about, contact us.

Workplace Injuries Occur everyday

Work place injuries occur every day and cost businesses millions of dollars. They destroy the lives of not only the victim but their family and co-workers as well. In a report released in October 2013 by Safe Work Australia, it was reported that from 1 July 2003 to 30 June 2011, 232 workers were killed following a fall while working at heights.

That represents 11% of all workers killed in a workplace incident over this period. In 2010–11, 29 workers died following a fall from height. These numbers are staggering. Working at heights is very safe when done correctly. That means having the right training, right experience, right supervision, the right height safety equipment and the right height safety system. It is vital that all of these elements are properly addressed when working at heights because if they are not it will cost lives. There are very clear guidelines on what must be followed to ensure that workers who are are not exposed to hazards. Under the Work Health & Safety Act 2011 and the Work Health & Safety Regulation 2011 there are severe penalties for PCBU’s (Person Conducting a Business or Undertaking) who fail to comply with their primary duty to provide a workplace that is safe. To help businesses to keep their workers safe and to comply with the Act and Regulation we have put together a summary which clearly outlines duties and responsibilities. Click on one of the pages or call us to speak directly to a Height Safety Specialist.

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Queensland Designed & Made

Regardless the reason for access or the location, we can custom design, manufacture and install the right solution for you. One of our Height Safety Specialists is able to provide you with the right advice and make you aware of the legislation you should know and the options that are available to you.

For further information about how we can help you please contact us or by calling (07) 3208 5833

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Proudly QLD Own and Made

Safe@Heights is proud to manufacture all our access ladders, stairs and platforms right here in Brisbane. We use only Australian made aluminium from a local Brisbane mill, making all our aluminium fabricated products not only 100% Australian made but also 100% Queensland made.

Our dedicated team of fabricators are committed to producing only the highest quality products that all come with a ten year guarantee*.

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Local Custom Fabrication

In an industry that is dominated by a one size fits all mentality. Safe@Heights is the only company who can provide a truly custom made product for your building. We provide a compliance guarantee with all our installations. Which means when you have a Safe@Heights installation on your building you rest assured knowing that you have an access system that is compliant, high quality and above all safe.

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