WHS legislation and Australian Standards require Fall Arrest Equipment to be inspected & certified by a suitably competent person prior to first use and then on a regular basis. Due to the high risk nature of working at heights, we need to ensure the systems we are providing are safe and minimize the chances of a fall. There are severe penalties which apply if height safety legislation is not followed and there is an incident. All this aside, the severity of injury (including fatality) from falling from a height is enough motivation to do all we can to maximize height safety.
Australian Standards require inspection intervals as follows:
- Anchor Points – Annually
- Horizontal Lifelines/Ladders – Annually
- PPE (harnesses etc) – 6 monthly
All main manufacturers in the height safety industry also specify the above inspection frequency.
Here’s 2 good reasons, but remember the list is not exhaustive:
- We are currently the first and only height safety company in Australia to become NATA Accredited for compliance with ISO/IEC 17020 for the range of inspections we offer, due to our high level of service and standards.
- Our recertification division only employs technicians who have had a minimum of three (3) years’ experience in the industry. As a result, the combined industry experience of our recertification technicians totals 98 years, with the average individual experience being 9.5 years. This knowledge and experience has proven to be invaluable to our customers, who have come to depend on our advice, and is the reason for our reputable position in the industry