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Roof Walkways and Roof Platforms – Why they are required

One important aspect of working at height is being able to move around comfortably. To do this;..

By Troy 07 April 2019

One important aspect of working at height is being able to move around comfortably. To do this; it’s best to have a reliable roof walkways and roof platforms available. This is where roof walkway systems and platform systems on roofing are invaluable.

Why are walkways and platforms required on roof areas?

It’s well known that roof areas house a lot of equipment that is used to provide essential services and functionality to a building or worksite. Things such as satellite dishes, air-conditioning units and solar panels are some of the more common equipment that you’ll find on a building roof.

The one thing that each of these pieces of equipment has in common is that they require regular maintenance to work at peak levels. This means that maintenance staff will be accessing this equipment and working on them at height.

When working at height; any potential fall or trip hazard has the potential to cause serious injury or even death. By having outlined walkways; which contain guardrails – this helps guide workers around the structure to key areas while keeping them away from potential hazards and dangers.

With raised platforms; they provide a safe and stable working area around the equipment so that it’s easily accessible when maintenance on equipment is performed.

Key benefits of walkways and platforms systems installed by Essential Height Safety

There are many benefits of the materials we prefer to use when installing roof walkways and platforms. A few of these benefits are:

  • – Slip resistant surfaces: This helps to keep the surface stable to walk on in inclement weather; where standing water on the surface would typically cause a slip hazard to form. There are two types of core materials walkways and platforms can be ordered in – aluminium and Fiberglass Reinforced Polymer (FRP).
  • – Outline a guided ‘safe walking route’: Can be installed to follow a predetermined, safe path around the work area; which takes out potential trip or fall hazards in the process.
  • – All walkways and platforms provide a flat walking surface; and come with guardrails where needed to meet compliance requirements.
  • – Protects building surfaces: By having workers walk on specifically designed walkways and platforms; this takes away potential stresses on the roof surface and reduce the amount of potential damage or weakened areas forming and requiring replacement.

More about Essential Height Safety

With years of first-hand experience; observing and installing height safety solutions across Australia, the you can trust the professional team at Essential Height Safety to help keep you safe at any height. With a passion and record of helping over 1000 businesses not only keep their workers safe; but to also meet their legal and compliance obligations.

The roof access walkway systems supplied and installed by our exceptional team of safety experts are made from the best quality Australian designed and manufactured materials; which helps ensure you have reliable and safe access to and from hard-to-reach regions of your site 365 days a year.

Review the full range of services and solutions EHS provides to meet your height safety requirements.

We’re here to help You Ensure Roof Safety

If you allow workers Roof Access to your building, you have a legal obligation to comply with all Australian Standards, Codes and Regulations around Height Safety, Roof Safety, Fall Protection and Fall Arrest. To ensure the Height Safety of your workers and the legal compliance for your business, contact the trained and accredited experts today for an obligation free consultation.


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