SAYFA Design Consultancy - Collaboration and know-how to ensure a smooth project and fit for purpose solution


Civic Quarter, Canberra



Suresafe Height Safety Solutions



RAPTOR Davit Systems, RAPTOR Rigid Rail Systems, RAPTOR Needle Systems, KATT Rung Ladders, SENTRY Guardrail & Walkway Systems, KOMBI Platform Systems, ALTO Step Ladders, VISTA Fold Down Ladders



Canberra’s Civic Quarter, situated at 68 Northbourne Avenue, is an interconnected work precinct in the centre of it all, Australia’s capital territory.

This state-of-the-art commercial office building was purposely designed to be Canberra’s leading sustainable corporate destination and Canberra’s workplace of the future. CQ’s striking architecture, business-class facilities and services and leading sustainability principles, make it the Capital’s premier office address.


Solution - Australian made rope access and height safety equipment to suit all user requirements

Suresafe Height Safety Solutions partnered with SAYFA Group to install both internal and external working at height system configurations, incorporating a product spend of $200,000, with the over-arching budget for the building’s construction sitting at $54M.

The most significant thing about this project for SAYFA Group was the extensive application for our RAPTOR Rigid Rail and RAPTOR Rolling Davit Systems for façade access and maintenance.

RAPTOR Rope Access Rolling Davits - ease of use is key in their design


It was a relatively complex and difficult install due to the need to accommodate for the number of solar panels on the roof of the building. With solar being the cost effective and environmentally friendly option, the need for both solar and working at height sectors to work cohesively, is becoming increasing evident.

This project played out in two stages, with Stage 1 commencing in 2019 and Stage 2 being completed in recent months. Stage 2 involved input from SAYFA Group’s Customer Service Team, working in with Suresafe Height Safety Solutions to design the atrium abseil layout plan and quote on the required façade access systems.

During the initial stage of the project SAYFA's Design Team were called in to assist with a customised solution which covered all aspects of worker safety. Due to the heavy maintenance requirements needed on a building with large glass facades and an intricate solar panel installation personnel had to be provided with user friendly, easy to operate systems.

Stage 2 involved collaboration with the Customer Service team who produced detailed drawings of the RAPTOR Rolling Davit System to assist with production and installation.

Civic Quarter Drawing - RAPTOR Rolling Davit

RAPTOR Rope Access Davit Technical Drawing


The project features RAPTOR Rigid Rail in the building's atrium, RAPTOR Needles, Rails and Rolling Davits for Facade Access and Maintenance, KOMBI Platform Systems, KATT Rung Ladders and ALTO Step Ladders, for safe access in and around the building, as well as SENTRY Guardrail and Walkway Systems for safe access on and around the building's roof. Additionally, VISTA Fold Down Ladders were installed to provide internal roof access. Talk about your ONE STOP SHOP!

Particularly pleasing to the client was the subtle, almost invisible, provision of the rope access RAPTOR Davits and Rigid Rail - can you see them?

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SAYFA is an Australian owned and operated company and we are very proud of the fact that over 90% of our products are manufactured right here in Australia.



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