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, “as far as is practical, systems that protect the health and safety of persons that are working on and around the site”.

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 “the ultimate capacity of a single fall arrest anchorage point for one person is 15 kN or approximately 1500kg”.

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?

Roof Safety System Installer On Roof

What Are Roof Anchor Points?

Roof anchor points are an essential part of a roof safety system that provides an anchorage point for a worker to attach to the roof. By providing an anchorage point for a worker to attach their safety harness, ropes and other safety equipment, roof anchor points provide assurance and safety if a worker trips, slips or falls.

Anchor points come in a wide range of designs for tile, metal and concrete roof constructions. There are both temporary and permanent anchor points. Anchor points need to be tested to meet the requirements in AS/NZS 5532 in a NATA accredited laboratory. During the testing, the anchor points need to meet the minimum standards of ISO17025.

Where Should Roof Anchor Points Be Installed?

Roof anchors need to be installed in a location that reduces the potential fall distance for a worker. Only qualified technicians are allowed to install roof anchor points on commercial properties. They will assess the condition and construction of the roof to identify the ideal location to install the points, taking into account the intended and potential use of the anchorage points.

When Should Roof Anchor Points Be Certified?

The Managing the Risk of Falls at Workplaces Code of Practice explains that “anchorage points should be inspected in accordance with AS/NSZ 1891.4, either on a scheduled basis or prior to use, if used infrequently”.

Roof Anchor Points Following Install

Who Is Sydney's Leading Installer Of Roof Anchor Points?

Sydney Anchor Points is a locally owned and operated company that specialises in auditing, installing, certifying and maintaining roof anchor points throughout the Greater Sydney region. With a team of fully insured and qualified technicians, Sydney Anchor Points provides a streamlined, reliable and professional service. With a diverse base of satisfied customers that include commercial premises, retail outlets, office buildings, strata-titled properties, government owned assets and shopping centres, Sydney Anchor Points has established a reputation you can rely on. Clients include Woolworths, NSW Police, NSW Ministry of Health, Department of Education and Training, Conti Property Group, LJ Hooker and Ray White.

5 Reasons You Can Trust Sydney Anchor Points

  1. 20 Years of experience
  2. Class-leading service
  3. Over 6000 satisfied customers
  4. Complete range of height safety services
  5. Genuine written quotes

With a passion for creating safe working environments, you can rely on Sydney Anchor Points for providing you with a fully-compliant roof safety system. Fully insured with full Workers Compensation and Public Liability Insurance up to $10 million, Sydney Anchor Points takes the fear, stress and worry out of height safety systems. As members of Trades Monitor and Housing Industry Australia, the team continue to set the benchmark for excellence in workmanship and service.

Servicing all suburbs in the Greater Sydney region, Sydney Anchor Points is your local team of roof anchorage experts.

With a safety record that is second to none, Sydney Anchor Points continues to train staff with both safety and performance to ensure they continue to set the industry benchmark.

Roof Safety System From Above

SafetyLink Anchor Points

With a revolutionary energy absorbing feature that reduces the risk of injury during the deceleration phase of a fall arrest, SafetyLink anchor points prevent injury and reduce property damage in the event an accident occurs on your roof. Offering 360-degree access, SafetyLink anchor points allow your staff to work effectively and safely while also reducing the number of anchorage points that are required to be installed on your commercial property. With a 22kN, two-person rating, SafetyLink anchor points offer maximum protection while still being easy to install. If you would like to discover whether SafetyLink anchor points would be suitable for your property, don't delay in contacting the team at Sydney Anchor Points today.

If the wide range of safety legislation and requirements is overwhelming, don't hesitate in contacting the industry experts at Sydney Anchor Points. They will gladly help you understand what are your legal requirements and will suggest the best height safety solution for your unique requirements and budget.

Contact the team today for a consultation on the best safety system for your Sydney office building.

Sydney Anchor Points

Address: 14/5-7 Prosperity Parade, Warriewood NSW 2102

Phone: (02) 8020 5777