At SAYFA, we take safety seriously.
On average 26 lives are lost annually in Australian workplaces as a result of a fall from height. This staggering statistic is heartbreaking and the impact on the families of those lives lost, immeasurable.
But the truth of the matter is there is an answer and a way that we can all do our part to lower this figure. The onus of ensuring all workers return home safely at the end of the day does not just rest on one person. In fact, it is everyone's responsibility. From Designers, Building Owners/Managers through to System Users, whenever a person is conducting work at height it is imperative that the correct equipment, training and procedures are adhered to.
Understanding the different terminology and types of equipment, their uses and the way that they operate, is essential when it comes to height safety. Often out of sight and out of mind, it is only when an incident occurs that the true value of height safety equipment and fall protection systems is fully appreciated.
Fall protection encompasses the range of equipment and procedures that are put in place to ensure that the risk of a fall from height is ideally eliminated or at least minimised as much as possible from occurring.
Did you know that 50% of all fatalities from a fall from height are from heights of 3 metres or less?
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 prevention is the highest form of protection, removing the risk to the worker by creating a barrier. Some examples include guardrails and skylight protectors, which ensure that even operators with minimal competence can safely work at heights.
Fall restraint systems and products 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.
Our roof access products such as modular rung ladders, fold-down ladders and hatches are robust and secure, allowing for easy access to the roof as required for maintenance.
Rope access allows workers to access difficult-to-reach areas. Securely built with fail-safe mechanisms, SAYFA’s rope access systems can be relied upon by workers.
Working at Heights
SAYFA take a multi-faceted approach to height safety, also providing risk assessments, product information and installer training in addition to our height safety systems to ensure your project, task or worksite is fully secured. From assessing your ongoing maintenance needs and offering risk analysis to providing easy-to-follow manuals and system training, SAYFA go beyond the minimum standards required for working at heights. Ensure everything goes to plan with SAYFA.
Sayfa Product Design
SAYFA specialise in height safety design consultancy, customising products that suit the unique demands of your worksite. Focusing on solution design as opposed to the simple mass manufacture of products, SAYFA are proud to offer a range of height safety, fall prevention, fall restraint and fall arrest solutions including anchor points, static lines, rigid rails, guardrails, walkways, ladders, steps, stairs, platforms and harness gear. In addition to height safety design, we also supply and install turnkey solutions for your fall protection requirements.
How Can SAYFA Help You?
Working with architects, builders, OHS officers, building managers, height safety installers and system users, SAYFA has become the leader in height safety, offering products and systems that are compliant, user-friendly and reliable. When it comes to height safety and fall protection in Sydney, Melbourne or any other area in Australia, you are in the right hands with SAYFA.