Do you or your employees have to work on the roof of your Sydney office building?
Are you well acquainted with the relevant requirements and legislation regarding working at heights on a commercial building?
Each year throughout Australia, 26 workers lose their life because of falls from height while working. Additionally, another 7,700 are injured due to falls from height.
In New South Wales, workers are entitled to working in a safe working environment. Your team deserves the systems and equipment to get back home safely each and every day.
Did you know that around 98% of all roofs in New South Wales are non-compliant in regards to current Occupational Health & Safety regulations?
The Work Health and Safety legislation requires employers to provide, âas far as is practical, systems that protect the health and safety of persons that are working on and around the siteâ.
Specifically, the Managing the Risk of Falls at Workplaces Code of Practice outlines that roof anchor points need to comply with the requirements of AS/NZS 1891.4 (Industrial fall-arrest systems and devices selection and maintenance).
For business owners in New South Wales, you should also be aware that SafeWork NSW expects roof anchor points to meet the strength and rigidity standards of AS/NZS 1891.4. The standard indicates that âthe ultimate capacity of a single fall arrest anchorage point for one person is 15 kN or approximately 1500kgâ.
So what are roof anchor points? How can they help you create a safe working environment on the roof of your Sydney office building? Who should you rely on to install anchorage points on your Sydney office?