With Height Safety, there are generally 4 levels of fall protection which is include fall prevention, fall arrest, fall restraint and administrative controls.
Fall prevention is the highest form of protection, removing the risk to the worker by creating a barrier including guardrails and skylight protectors. This ensures that operators with minimal training and competence can work safely at heights.
Fall arrest does not prevent a worker from falling, instead arresting the fall of the worker once it has already occurred. As such, this is the least favourable method of protection but is still useful if other means are not possible or practicable.
Fall restraint offers a type of PPE (personal protective equipment) and offers a system or products to restrict the movement of the operator to limit their access to the fall edge, effectively acting like a leash. Fall restraint systems require significant user competency and system training to ensure that they are used correctly.
Administrative controls do not physically prevent a worker from a fall at height. Administrative controls include enforcing a safety policy which trains workers and requires them to adhere to other fall protection measures, or prohibiting any un-restrained worker from approaching an edge, and placing a safety observer or warning line near a roof edge.
Essential Height Safety have a team of highly trained and accredited specialists, Essential Height Safety are the leading experts in Height Safety. We have been working with more than 1000 businesses, helping them safely control Height Safety risks and identify Roof Access hazards.
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If you allow workers Roof Access to your building, you have a legal obligation to comply with all Australian Standards and regulations around Height 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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