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Access Hatches

No, the Skydore roof access hatches aren’t fire rated.

Contact a qualified fire safety consultant for recommended manufacturers.

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Yes, we do.

All of our VISTA fold down ladders can be easily integrated with our SKYDORE range of roof access hatches.

 

SKYDORE roof access hatches are manufactured from lightweight and robust materials, the hinged model incorporating gas strut technology to ensure smooth safe operation.

The SKYDORE roof access hatch range is available in three different sizes and has a sliding model for use in high wind areas.

For more information view our SKYDORE product overview and view the range on the roof access hatch product page.

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SKYDORE roof access hatches have a 3 year warranty.

For more information visit our Certification & Warranties page and refer to LD490 Roof Access Hatches to download the documentation.

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Anchors

SAYFA anchors require a 12 monthly inspection and recertification period as per AS/NZS 1891. The Code of Practice however in some states requires 6 monthly inspections.

To find out your local government regulatory body go to our Industry Information Page and see Government & Industry Websites.

As per AS/NZS 1891.4 inspection should be carried out by persons trained as a qualified Height Safety Equipment Inspector.

Should your fall arrest equipment require inspection or recertification please contact the SAYFA team on 1300 301 755 or info@sayfa.com.au to find a qualified Height Safety Equipment Inspector in your area who can assist.

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Drilled in anchors or glued in anchors require proof load testing prior to use as per AS/NZ 1891.4:2009.

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As per AS/NZS 1891.4 inspection and recertification of fall arrest items, such as anchors, should be carried out by persons trained as qualified Height Safety Equipment Inspectors.

Should your fall arrest equipment require inspection or recertification please contact the SAYFA team on 1300 301 755 or info@sayfa.com.au to find a qualified Height Safety Equipment Inspector in your area who can assist.

SAYFA anchors require a 12 monthly inspection and recertification period as per AS/NZS 1891. The Code of Practice however in some states requires 6 monthly inspections.

To find out your local government regulatory body go to our Industry Information Page and see Government & Industry Websites.

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Drilled in anchors or glued in anchors require proof load testing prior to use as per AS/NZ 1891.4:2009.

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Yes, Australian / New Zealand Standard AS/NZS 1891.4 clearly states that anchor points should have details of the installer, install date and other data relevant for the user.

Should you need to order a label or tag, SAYFA carry a range suitable for our anchors.

Fall arrest and rope access anchors are subjected to different types of loads and they must be tested and rated accordingly.

Determining which anchor to use in which situation is vital to ensure that operators are fully protected.

 

“Understanding anchor selection and why it matters” gives critical information on the definitions such as fall prevention, fall restraint, fall arrest, rope access, static load and dynamic load.

In the article it gives the reasons why it is vital to make sure that the correct anchor is being used for its designed purpose.

Download the whitepaper Understanding anchor selection and why it matters”  and “Selecting the correct anchor” for future reference.

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Incorrect, design, installation and use of roof anchor points is a common occurrence in the workplace. It causes quite a lot of confusion and can be the reason for many costly system replacements.

Why?

Because not all anchors are the same and their selection is not a one size fits all situation.

When it comes to choosing the right equipment it must be established what work is going to be performed. For example, do you require fall arrest anchors for cleaning gutters or are you carrying out window cleaning which is going to be done via rope access?

To simplify the selection of our anchors, please download our document, “Selecting the correct anchor”, which gives details of SAYFA’s range of anchors and their specific applications.

 

For more information on anchor selection, you might like to download our whitepaper, “Understanding anchor selection and why it matters and read our article.

Ensure that you always contact a Height Safety Specialist when installing anchor systems who are qualified to select the correct fall protection.

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There are vital details that you must be aware of when using this fixing method and it is most important that you know what they are.

While SAYFA always recommend that you have screws going through the plate and into the purlin, there may be special circumstances where this is not possible.

Murray explains how to do if this type of installation and the way to ensure you are still providing it in a safe and compliant way.

 

 

Please click on the links below for further support documentation for rivet only installation in regard to anchors and static lines.

 

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Correct use of fall arrest equipment is imperative to ensure the safety of operators.

According to the Hierarchy of Control for working at heights, fall arrest equipment is one of the least preferred forms of fall protection but if other alternatives such as guardrail, walkways or static lines cannot be provided it is still an effective form of fall protection.

Whilst a preventative against injury from a fall from height, a fall arrest system such as a safety harness does require several things to be taken into consideration.

  • What is the length of the lanyard?
  • Where is the location of the anchor point?
  • Have you calculated the length of the user’s legs and body in the fall distance?
  • Does the lanyard incorporate a section that lengthens when it is deployed and if so, what is this measurement?
  • Have the anchor points that the system will be attached to been recently tested and certified to be able to handle the load associated with a fall?

There are a lot of factors that need to be taken into account and our video gives details of what you must consider when using fall arrest equipment.

 

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Most of our anchors are covered by a 10 year warranty but there are some that are 3 years.

For more information visit our Certification & Warranties page and refer to AP100 and select the specific type of anchor point to download the documentation.

You can also locate these by going to the Anchor product page and searching the relevant anchor.

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Fold Down Ladders

Yes, we do.

All of our VISTA fold down ladders can be easily integrated with our SKYDORE range of roof access hatches.

 

SKYDORE roof access hatches are manufactured from lightweight and robust materials, the hinged model incorporating gas strut technology to ensure smooth safe operation.

The SKYDORE roof access hatch range is available in three different sizes and has a sliding model for use in high wind areas.

For more information view our SKYDORE product overview and view the range on the roof access hatch product page.

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The VISTA range of fold down ladders have a 3 year warranty.

For more information visit our Certification & Warranties page and see LD460 Fold Down Ladders to download the documentation.

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Guardrails

SENTRY guardrails have a 10 year warranty.

For more information visit our Certification & Warranties page and refer to GW300 Guardrails to download the documentation.

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If water is present on aluminium and it becomes trapped between wraps, sheets or other packaging material with no air flow to remove it, the prolonged contact between the water and the metal causes a chemical reaction which results in water stain.

This can present as white marks or dark staining and can happen in a relatively short time, so it is very important that you act immediately should you notice any moisture on or around your aluminium.

Discolourisation of aluminium from contact with moisture

For more information visit our article, “How to prevent aluminium discolourisation” and “How to clean aluminium staining”.

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The Sentry fold down guardrail system is the perfect solution. It folds down neatly when not in use so there is minimal visual impact to your building.

For more information refer to GW31 and GW32 for the various options available.

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Harness Gear

Please watch our instructional video where Murray shows how to correctly fit and adjust your fall arrest harness.

 

Step 1: Locate the rear dorsal fall arrest D ring. Ensure harness is hanging freely and webbing isn’t twisted. Visually check harness, fittings and labels.

Step 2: Place harness over shoulder.

Step 3: Bring harness over other shoulder and clip the chest quick connect buckle.

Step 4: Adjust the chest strap to fit.

Step 5: Identify the front fall arrest loops.

Step 6: Look for labels. Note that they are required to match to create the rated front fall arrest point.

Step 7: Place the karabiner through the front fall arrest loops and tighten the screw gate to create the rated front fall arrest point.

Step 8: Pull the leg strap up between the legs and connect with buckle.

Step 9: Repeat on other side.

Step 10: Tighten the leg straps to fit, tucking any excess webbing into shoulders.

Step 11: Correct fit on legs straps should allow a flat hand to be placed behind the leg strap.

Step 12: Correct chest fit should allow a fist to be placed behind the chest strap.

Step 13: Adjust the shoulder webbings so that when the front fall arrest point is lifted, it is level with the sternum.

Step 14: Back fall arrest D ring point should be correctly sitting between the shoulder blades.

Step 15: Check final fit. You should be able to squat comfortably without tension on the body.

Further pictures, instructions and maintenance details can be found in the ZERO Harness Gear Operation Manual.

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Correct use of fall arrest equipment is imperative to ensure the safety of operators.

According to the Hierarchy of Control for working at heights, fall arrest equipment is one of the least preferred forms of fall protection but if other alternatives such as guardrail, walkways or static lines cannot be provided it is still an effective form of fall protection.

Whilst a preventative against injury from a fall from height, a fall arrest system such as a safety harness does require several things to be taken into consideration.

  • What is the length of the lanyard?
  • Where is the location of the anchor point?
  • Have you calculated the length of the user’s legs and body in the fall distance?
  • Does the lanyard incorporate a section that lengthens when it is deployed and if so, what is this measurement?
  • Have the anchor points that the system will be attached to been recently tested and certified to be able to handle the load associated with a fall?

There are a lot of factors that need to be taken into account and our video gives details of what you must consider when using fall arrest equipment.

 

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ZERO harness gear has a 1 year warranty.

For more information visit our Certification & Warranties page and refer to HR000 Harness Gear to download the documentation.

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Wire rope lanyards must be serviced by an authorised agent.

To ensure that your equipment is operating efficiently and effectively servicing must be conducted at 12 monthly intervals.

Always do a visual check before any use to guarantee that nothing has occurred to the system since the last inspection that may affect it’s performance.

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All ZERO harnesses and lanyards are rated to 136kg. Further information is shown as below:

Harness Assembly

  • Rated to 136kg (for use with standard fall arrest lanyard)
  • Material – manufactured from polyester webbing
  • Weight – 1.3kg (includes all buckles and D-rings)

Karabiners

  • Load rating – 23kN
  • Material – manufactured from high tensile steel, zinc plated
  • Weight – 0.6kg

Working Load Limit

All ZERO fall arrest harness gear is rated over 100kg and is designed for a maximum free fall of 2000mm. An energy absorber is to be incorporated as a safety factor whenever a fall arrest situation is encountered.

Compliance

ZERO harness gear and equipment is designed and manufactured in accordance with requirements of Australian and New Zealand Standards AS/NZS 1891.1:2007, CE. EN361 and relevant statutory OHS codes of practice guidelines.

Testing

ZERO equipment is manufactured and tested to conform to International and Internal Standards and quality controlled according to ISO9001:2008. Copies of test certificates are available.

For more information on individual harness gear and equipment visit our product page HERE.

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Harness PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) and retractable lanyards have a lifespan of 10 years.

As per AS/NZS 1981.4 – 2009, once the ‘remove from service’ date has been reached it must be taken out of service and destroyed.

Find below details to ensure you get the best out of your ZERO harness gear and equipment.

  1. The system needs to be checked and recertified by a competent height safety inspector every 6 months for non corrosive environments or 3 monthly for corrosive or harsh environments. (To be determined by specialist depending on severity of surrounding conditions.)
  2. Never clean using acids or other chemicals that could damage the system components.
  3. The harness webbing is subject to wear depending on frequency of usage. Any signs of excessive wear will require the harness equipment to be replaced.
  4. The identification label showing the manufacturer’s name and date of manufacture must be clearly visible.
  5. As per Australian Standards AS/NZS 1891.1 harness gear and equipment must be removed from service after 10 years from date of manufacture.
  6. Harness gear and equipment must be maintained and stored in a dry, protected area, away from acids and ultra violet rays which cause material fibres to break down and reduce their safety and life expectancy.
  7. Any deterioration or damage to the system or equipment must be reported to person in control of the workplace.
  8. Maintenance inspections must be clearly documented. Any non-conformance must be clearly identified and tagged ‘Do Not Use’ until corrective action by a competent person has been completed.

For more details, please download the ZERO Harness Gear Operation Manual and refer to the maintenance and checklist sections.

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Yes it does. Harness gear and the associated equipment must be serviced and inspected every 6 months by a qualified height safety equipment inspector.

Details of this inspection must be documented.

Please refer page 17 of our harness gear operation manual for a detailed checklist.

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Hire Products

This is a commonly asked question by our installers.

It is important that the Gesipa riveter is clean of debris otherwise you may find that it will jam when riveting.

Watch Murray as he gives detailed instructions on how to ensure you are getting the best performance from your Gesipa riveter.

If you are still experiencing problems, please contact the technical team at 1300 301 755 or technical@sayfa.com.au.

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Rigid Rails

The main advantage of selecting rigid rail compared to overhead cable systems for fall arrest is that there is little or no deflection in the event of a fall. As this limits the fall distance, the operator is less likely to incur injuries.

Another advantage is the effortless and uninterrupted movement that rigid rail systems supply. Unlike an overhead cable line which could snag on the intermediate supports, the trolleys glide easily on the line.

See below a video that we have made which highlights the main reasons why a system such as RAPTOR is much more ideally suited to this type of application.

 

For more details on the features of Raptor view the PRODUCT HIGHLIGHT.

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Watch this video to learn more about RAPTOR trolleys and their specific applications.

 

All RAPTOR trolleys are rated at 15kN with the braking strain being over 40kN.

RAPTOR can be used in both fall arrest and rope access applications and provides uninterrupted, smooth functionality which gives increased user safety and confidence when working at height.

View the RAPTOR product overviews for links to brochures, operating manuals and more videos.

RAPTOR rigid rail is designed and manufactured in accordance with Australian Standards AS/NZS 1891.2:2001, AS/NZS 1891.4:2009 and relevant statutory WHS Codes of Practice/Guidelines.

If you require more information on our range of RAPTOR rigid rail systems please contact the Sayfa team on 1300 301 755 or info@sayfa.com.au.

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The RAPTOR range of rigid rails have a 10 year warranty.

For more information visit our Certification & Warranties page and refer to OH250 Rigid Rails to download the documentation.

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Yes it can, however it’s not recommended for use with self retracting lanyards as it can limit the manoeuvrability. We therefore recommend RAPTOR rigid rail for this application.

View our educational video below for more information on the benefits of choosing a RAPTOR rigid rail system for overhead.

 

To view the RAPTOR range visit our product page.

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Rung Ladders

The KATT range of modular rung ladders have a 10 year warranty.

For more information visit our Certification & Warranties page and refer to LD400 Rung Ladders to download documentation.

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Ladders, steps, stairs and walkways are all covered by Australian Standard AS/NZS 1657:2018.

When designing roof access and fall protection systems these Standards must be adhered to ensure compliance.

Questions such as how often will the system be accessed and what type of incline is it to be installed on determine selection of equipment.

Our video gives details of what type of fall protection is required depending the degree of slope.

For more information read “When are ladders, steps and stairs required”. 

 

Remember to contact the team on 1300 301 755 at info@sayfa.com.au for any further assistance.

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If water is present on aluminium and it becomes trapped between wraps, sheets or other packaging material with no air flow to remove it, the prolonged contact between the water and the metal causes a chemical reaction which results in water stain.

This can present as white marks or dark staining and can happen in a relatively short time, so it is very important that you act immediately should you notice any moisture on or around your aluminium.

Discolourisation of aluminium from contact with moisture

For more information visit our article, “How to prevent aluminium discolourisation” and “How to clean aluminium staining”.

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Discolourisation of aluminium from contact with moisture

  • Do not leave goods packaged and stored outdoors. If goods need to be left outside for a time prior to install, we recommend goods are unpacked and separated on timber so no two pieces of aluminium are in contact allowing moisture staining.
  • In storage, do not place aluminium with other metals. Use wood faced shelving, racks and bins.
  • Store away from caustics, nitrates, phosphates and acids.
  • Use older stock first.
  • Upon receipt of deliveries, materials should also be inspected for signs of wetness to avoid the possibility of water staining. This should include looking for wet packaging or pallets.
  • Do not store aluminium near obvious water sources such as steam or water pipes, and keep it at a reasonable distance from open doors and windows.
  • If the metal is received cold, allow it to come gradually to room temperature, which may take several days, before opening or breaching the packaging. Even a small opening can allow atmospheric moisture to condense on the material.

For more information on water staining read our article, “How to prevent aluminium discolourisation”.

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Signage, Fixings & Hardware

This is a commonly asked question by our installers.

It is important that the Gesipa riveter is clean of debris otherwise you may find that it will jam when riveting.

Watch Murray as he gives detailed instructions on how to ensure you are getting the best performance from your Gesipa riveter.

If you are still experiencing problems, please contact the technical team at 1300 301 755 or technical@sayfa.com.au.

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Many times rivets are not installed correctly and failure to perform this simple procedure properly can leave the integrity of the rivets severely compromised. In the worst case scenario this in turn can cause the anchor to be ineffective in the event of a fall.

Correct

rivets installed into roof deck correctly

  • The stem can be seen just above or just below the top (max 5mm below).
  • The rivet has ‘bulbed out’ correctly.
  • The rivet is sealed off correctly.
  • It is recommended that silicone is applied if the rivet is 3mm or more below.
  • If you are unsure, double check by looking at the seal under the rivet. If it is squashed and the rivet feels tight then it has bulbed out correctly.

Rivet installed into roof deck correctly

Incorrect

rivets installed into roof deck incorrectly

  • The stem is too far below the surface.
  • The rivet has NOT ‘bulbed out’ correctly and therefore has no strength.
  • The rivet is not sealed off adequately which could pose potential leak issues.

NOTE: The cause of this is often due to the ‘bulb’ not being able to expand out as it clashes with the side of the roof sheet. The rivet must go into the centre to avoid this happening.

Rivets installed into roof deck incorrectly

Download the technical drawing HERE.

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Skylight Protectors

Many skylights have safety wire mesh installed but unfortunately this is no guarantee that should a worker fall on the skylight that the mesh is strong enough to stop them falling through.

Throughout the years there have been many instances of tragic deaths as a result of falls through inadequately protected skylights and roof lights. 

 

There are many factors to consider when assessing whether the mesh under your skylights is satisfactory as fall protection.

  • Safety mesh needs to comply with the Australian Standard AS/NZS 4389 Safety Mesh, which specifies the minimum requirement for the design, construction, testing and installation of the product.
  • It needs to be structurally sound and show no signs of corrosion.
  • The method of installation must also comply. Is it securely connected, overlapped and joined in order to arrest a fall?

For reference have prepared a whitepaper, “The Myths of Safety Mesh” which gives more details of your requirements.

In addition, the Compliance Code, Prevention of Falls in General Construction should be referred to when determining the suitability and compliance of your safety mesh.

If you have any other queries, don’t hesitate to contact the team at Sayfa on 1300 301 755 or sales@sayfa.com.au.

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Stairs and Platforms

Welcome to KOMBI, a brand new modular aluminium stair, platform, crossover and elevated walkway system for providing compliant access to cooling towers, HVAC, plant equipment and over conveyors.

For use in road, rail and water infrastructure, commercial developments, saleyards and for providing site access, it can be modified on-site to suit exact requirements.

KOMBI access stairs and platforms do not need on-site welding and have the ability to be customised as necessary with no specialist tools or trades.

Due to its unique flexibility and options available we have now created a website totally dedicated to it.

 

CLICK HERE to be redirected to the brand new Kombi website.

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KOMBI modular access stairs, access platforms, crossovers and elevated walkways have a 10 year warranty.

For more information visit our Certification & Warranties page and refer to KB600 Stairs and Platforms.

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Ladders, steps, stairs and walkways are all covered by Australian Standard AS/NZS 1657:2018.

When designing roof access and fall protection systems these Standards must be adhered to ensure compliance.

Questions such as how often will the system be accessed and what type of incline is it to be installed on determine selection of equipment.

Our video gives details of what type of fall protection is required depending the degree of slope.

For more information read “When are ladders, steps and stairs required”. 

 

Remember to contact the team on 1300 301 755 at info@sayfa.com.au for any further assistance.

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Static Lines

Static lines must be inspected and recertified every 12 months. This should be carried out by a Height Safety Specialist.

According to Australian Standard AS/NZS 1891, on the 10th year of service a pull test on the swaged ends needs to be carried out for any connections on the static line system.

Watch our video for more information.

 

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Inspection criteria is the same as a 12 month inspection, with the addition of in-line load testing of all swaged / swageless terminations.

According to Australian Standards, on the 10th year of service a full test on the swaged ends needs to be carried out for any connections on the static line system.

Please visit our FAQ –  How often do I have to recertify my static lines? – and watch Murray’s video for more details.

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The swageless fitting is one of the weakest links in a static line system and it is imperative that it is done correctly.

In this video Murray goes through the complete process to ensure compliance and optimum safety.

 

From time to time you may find that the PILOT traveller battles to get over the intermediate. Our Technical Manager, Murray gives some tips on making the PILOT traveller glide more easily.

View the video here to find out how. The solution is easy!

 

Do you have an install question? Please submit it to technical@sayfa.com.au and our technical team will respond with an answer. 

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Correct use of fall arrest equipment is imperative to ensure the safety of operators.

According to the Hierarchy of Control for working at heights, fall arrest equipment is one of the least preferred forms of fall protection but if other alternatives such as guardrail, walkways or static lines cannot be provided it is still an effective form of fall protection.

Whilst a preventative against injury from a fall from height, a fall arrest system such as a safety harness does require several things to be taken into consideration.

  • What is the length of the lanyard?
  • Where is the location of the anchor point?
  • Have you calculated the length of the user’s legs and body in the fall distance?
  • Does the lanyard incorporate a section that lengthens when it is deployed and if so, what is this measurement?
  • Have the anchor points that the system will be attached to been recently tested and certified to be able to handle the load associated with a fall?

There are a lot of factors that need to be taken into account and our video gives details of what you must consider when using fall arrest equipment.

 

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The TRAVEL8 range of static line systems manufactured by SAYFA have a 10 year warranty.

For more information visit our Certification & Warranties page and refer to SL200 Static Line Systems where you can download the documentation.

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Yes it can, however it’s not recommended for use with self retracting lanyards as it can limit the manoeuvrability. We therefore recommend RAPTOR rigid rail for this application.

View our educational video below for more information on the benefits of choosing a RAPTOR rigid rail system for overhead.

 

To view the RAPTOR range visit our product page.

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Step Ladders and Bridges

ALTO step ladders and bridges all have a 10 year warranty. 

For more information visit our Certification & Warranties page and refer to ST500 Step Ladders and Bridges to download the documentation.

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Ladders, steps, stairs and walkways are all covered by Australian Standard AS/NZS 1657:2018.

When designing roof access and fall protection systems these Standards must be adhered to ensure compliance.

Questions such as how often will the system be accessed and what type of incline is it to be installed on determine selection of equipment.

Our video gives details of what type of fall protection is required depending the degree of slope.

For more information read “When are ladders, steps and stairs required”. 

 

Remember to contact the team on 1300 301 755 at info@sayfa.com.au for any further assistance.

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If water is present on aluminium and it becomes trapped between wraps, sheets or other packaging material with no air flow to remove it, the prolonged contact between the water and the metal causes a chemical reaction which results in water stain.

This can present as white marks or dark staining and can happen in a relatively short time, so it is very important that you act immediately should you notice any moisture on or around your aluminium.

Discolourisation of aluminium from contact with moisture

For more information visit our article, “How to prevent aluminium discolourisation” and “How to clean aluminium staining”.

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Walkways

ON-TRAK and PACE600 walkways all have a 10 year warranty. 

For more information visit our Certification & Warranties page and refer to GW300 Walkways to download the documentation.

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Ladders, steps, stairs and walkways are all covered by Australian Standard AS/NZS 1657:2018.

When designing roof access and fall protection systems these Standards must be adhered to ensure compliance.

Questions such as how often will the system be accessed and what type of incline is it to be installed on determine selection of equipment.

Our video gives details of what type of fall protection is required depending the degree of slope.

For more information read “When are ladders, steps and stairs required”. 

 

Remember to contact the team on 1300 301 755 at info@sayfa.com.au for any further assistance.

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General Product FAQs

Yes, all SAYFA products exceed Australian Standards.

For a copy of our Certifications by product please CLICK HERE to go to our Certifications and Warranty page.

Height safety equipment and working at heights practices are governed by the below Australian Standards.

  • AS 1657:2018 Fixed Platforms, Walkways, Stairways and Ladders
  • AS/NZS 1891.1 Part 1: Safety Belts and Harnesses
  • AS/NZS 1891.2 Part 2: Horizontal Lifeline and Rail Systems
  • AS/NZS 1891:3 Part 3: Fall Arrest Devices
  • AS/NZS 1981.4 Part 4: Selection, Use and Maintenance of Industrial Fall Arrest Systems and Devices
  • AS2625 Safe Working in a Confined Space
  • AS/NZS 4488 Industrial Rope Access Systems
  • AS/NZS 5532 Manufacturers requirements for single point anchors

Copies of the above Standards can be obtained from SIA Global.

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Yes. Download our interactive order form here.

You can also use the order form contained in your current price list. This automatically updates when products and quantities are selected and generates an order form with your pricing, saving you time.

Note: Be sure to open it in your pdf reader to enable full interactivity.

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There are a couple of ways that you can find brochures on our website.

Download from Sayfa Library

All of our brochure are grouped by product category and reside in Sayfa Library under  the Brochures & Literature tab. This can also be accessed by using the menu at the top of the website.

 

Download directly from the product pop-up

Literature, specifications, manuals, images and tech drawings can also be located by clicking on the individual product within the products section. Once you have found the product you are looking for, click on the thumbnail and you will find tabs with links to product information.

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Our operation manuals contain important information such as correct procedure for operation, maintenance details and checklists. They can be downloaded from the SAYFA library or directly from the product pop-up

Download from the Sayfa Library

Operation manuals can be found within the Sayfa Library. Simple click this link to operation manuals and select the relevant thumbnail.

Download directly from the product pop-up

Literature, specifications, manuals, images and tech drawings can also be located by clicking on the individual product where you will find tabs with links to all this information and more.

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Installation manuals can be located within the SAYFA Library. Simply click this link to the installation manuals download page and select the relevant thumbnail.

Note: This is a protected page which can only be view by SAYFA Accredited Installers.

If you have misplaced your password, please contact the team on 1300 301 755 or sales@sayfa.com.au to gain access.

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Images are easily found on the Sayfa website in our Library. Grouped by product category, click on the thumbnails to select which product images you would like to view.

Need to download? Click on the image then right click – save image as – and download to your computer.

You can also find images for specific products by locating the product in the products section and clicking on the thumbnail. Here you will find images, specifications, brochures, manuals and tech drawings relating to that product.

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No. You should never design, install or use a height safety system that has components from different manufacturers.

Performance results, load ratings and certifications are only valid if you use all the correct system components as specified. Not only will you void any manufacturer warranties, you also run the risk of endangering the lives of those persons who will be using the systems.

Substituting other products may cause the system to react unpredictably and in the worst instance provide inadequate fall protection should it be required.

If you have any doubts about the compliance of your current systems, please do not hesitate to contact the team at Sayfa on 1300 301 755 or sales@sayfa.com.au who can organise to have a system audit conducted to ensure you and your workers are protected.

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We know that occasionally things don’t always go like clockwork, and sometimes goods need to be returned.  Sayfa are happy to accept your returned goods, however we need your help to make sure we can process your return and credit in a timely manner.

Goods being returned for credit are to be accompanied with a ‘Return Material Authorisation’ form (RMA). The RMA form can be downloaded from this link below:

RMA FORM DOWNLOAD LINK (downloads an excel form)

Once downloaded, please contact our Customer Service Team to obtain the RMA number.

Tel: 1300 301 755.

Goods being returned shall meet the following conditions:

  1. Proof of purchase to be supplied. (Invoice / Packing Slip No.)
  2. RMA number filled in.
  3. Goods must be returned within 90 days of invoice date.
  4. Goods shall be in a new and re-saleable condition (scratch / dent free / no stains).
  5. All goods returned incur a 5% re-stocking fee.
  6. Goods returned unpackaged or missing fixings will incur a 15% re-stocking fee.

The following goods are not refundable:

  1. Any PPE / harness gear not in original packaging.
  2. Static line cable cut and swaged to order.
  3. Custom or bespoke manufactured products made to order.

If the above conditions are met and the RMA form filled in and sent with proof of purchase to sales@sayfa.com.au, the credit will be processed in a timely manner.

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Correct use of fall arrest equipment is imperative to ensure the safety of operators.

According to the Hierarchy of Control for working at heights, fall arrest equipment is one of the least preferred forms of fall protection but if other alternatives such as guardrail, walkways or static lines cannot be provided it is still an effective form of fall protection.

Whilst a preventative against injury from a fall from height, a fall arrest system such as a safety harness does require several things to be taken into consideration.

  • What is the length of the lanyard?
  • Where is the location of the anchor point?
  • Have you calculated the length of the user’s legs and body in the fall distance?
  • Does the lanyard incorporate a section that lengthens when it is deployed and if so, what is this measurement?
  • Have the anchor points that the system will be attached to been recently tested and certified to be able to handle the load associated with a fall?

There are a lot of factors that need to be taken into account and our video gives details of what you must consider when using fall arrest equipment.

 

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If water is present on aluminium and it becomes trapped between wraps, sheets or other packaging material with no air flow to remove it, the prolonged contact between the water and the metal causes a chemical reaction which results in water stain.

This can present as white marks or dark staining and can happen in a relatively short time, so it is very important that you act immediately should you notice any moisture on or around your aluminium.

Discolourisation of aluminium from contact with moisture

For more information visit our article, “How to prevent aluminium discolourisation” and “How to clean aluminium staining”.

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White marks or dark staining can appear on aluminium when water has been in contact with aluminium. If the water becomes trapped between wraps, sheets or other packaging material and there is no air flow to disperse the water a chemical reaction can happen called water staining. Water staining can present as white marks or dark staining. It can occur quite rapidly, so it is very important that you act immediately should you notice any moisture on or around your aluminium.

If you are unfortunate enough to have water staining on your aluminium, we recommend using scotch brite heavy duty scour pads with clean water as a means of removal.

Luckily, if staining has occurred, and the moist condition causing it is removed, the stain will not continue to develop.

Discolourisation of aluminium from contact with moisture

For more information read our article, “How to prevent aluminium discolourisation”.

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Discolourisation of aluminium from contact with moisture

  • Do not leave goods packaged and stored outdoors. If goods need to be left outside for a time prior to install, we recommend goods are unpacked and separated on timber so no two pieces of aluminium are in contact allowing moisture staining.
  • In storage, do not place aluminium with other metals. Use wood faced shelving, racks and bins.
  • Store away from caustics, nitrates, phosphates and acids.
  • Use older stock first.
  • Upon receipt of deliveries, materials should also be inspected for signs of wetness to avoid the possibility of water staining. This should include looking for wet packaging or pallets.
  • Do not store aluminium near obvious water sources such as steam or water pipes, and keep it at a reasonable distance from open doors and windows.
  • If the metal is received cold, allow it to come gradually to room temperature, which may take several days, before opening or breaching the packaging. Even a small opening can allow atmospheric moisture to condense on the material.

For more information on water staining read our article, “How to prevent aluminium discolourisation”.

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About Sayfa


Design Service

Our design department offers a 5 – 7 business working day lead time on designs once all the requested documentation has been received.

Starting the design process is easy. Email the below documents to design@sayfa.com.au and you will then be sent a Design Request Form to complete.

  • Roof and Floor plans (dwg and pdf formats)
  • External Building Elevations (pdf)
  • Overall Building Sections (pdf)
  • Roof Finish Schedule or Roof Mark-Up showing roof finish
  • Mechanical Layout (if not shown on roof plans)
  • 3D Model or Perspectives (if available)

Your system design pack will consist of the following:

  • System layout plan
  • System proposal including Schedule of Components
  • Indicative supply and install price to use for budgeting purposes

SAYFA’s FREE* Design Service takes all the stress out of height safety design and leaves you to do what you do best – CREATE!

*Conditions apply

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Included in your system design will be the following:

  • System layout plan
  • System proposal including Schedule of Components
  • Indicative supply and install price to use for budgeting purposes

To get the design process happening read: What do I need to supply to SAYFA to get a system design started?

Sayfa’s Design Service

We understand the onerous job of staying ahead of all of the latest Act, Standards and Guidelines in relation to height safety system design.

Our FREE* design service is available to installers, architects, building designers and building owners/managers.

The consequences of incorrect design can be costly and tragic.

We will take the stress out of height safety system design and provide you with compliant, user friendly height safety solutions for your buildings.

*Conditions apply

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To initiate our design service the Design Team will need the following documents emailed to design@sayfa.com.au:

  • Roof and Floor plans (dwg and pdf formats)
  • External Building Elevations (pdf)
  • Overall Building Sections (pdf)
  • Roof Finish Schedule or Roof Mark-Up showing roof finish
  • Mechanical Layout (if not shown on roof plans)
  • 3D Model or Perspectives (if available)

We will then issue you with a Design Request Form, which you will need to complete and return to our Design Team.

Why use the SAYFA Design Service?

As architects or building designers you create structures that are innovative and beautiful but when it comes to height safety system design what is your level of expertise?

With more and more emphasis on workplace health and safety, designers have a duty of care to ensure their buildings are meeting all the obligations of safe design.

Section 22 of the WHS Act states:

The designer must ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, that the plant, substance or structure is designed to be without risks to the health and safety of persons who carry out any reasonably foreseeable activity at a workplace in relation to inspection, operation, cleaning, maintenance or repair of plant.

Let us take the stress out of height safety design and help with your fall protection requirements. 

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Currently we have our full range of KATT rung ladders, VISTA fold down ladders and SKYDORE roof hatches available. Download from our Revit Library section.

Designers, we have listened to your requests and realise the advantages to you in providing our products in the software you use. Now you can insert our ladders and hatches into your designs with ease, feeling confident that all the product attributes and characteristics are accurate and correct.

  • Adapts to both angled and vertical orientations
  • Includes landing platforms and barriers
  • Includes minimum and maximum available heights

Autodesk Revit is Building Information Modeling (BIM) software, which allows the user to design with parametric modeling and drafting elements.

Stay tuned, as we add more models to the range throughout 2020.

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Our Installers

At SAYFA we are selective as to who we choose to install our systems.

Therefore we do require that before becoming one of our installers you undergo several processes to ensure that you are sufficiently qualified and capable to carry out the design and installation of our products.

The first stage is to complete a SAYFA Installer Enquiry. This form checks your suitability and is a mandatory requirement before you proceed to the next stage.

Once completing this form, the information will be reviewed and one of our team will contact you with further details.

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SAYFA installers must pass a rigorous amount of testing before they are able to install our products.

Designing and installing access and height safety systems takes years of experience and we offer extensive training for our installers to ensure that they are proficient in what they do. 

Contact SAYFA on 1300 301 755 or info@sayfa.com.au for your nearest SAYFA Installer.

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Ordering

Yes. Download our interactive order form here.

You can also use the order form contained in your current price list. This automatically updates when products and quantities are selected and generates an order form with your pricing, saving you time.

Note: Be sure to open it in your pdf reader to enable full interactivity.

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We know that occasionally things don’t always go like clockwork, and sometimes goods need to be returned.  Sayfa are happy to accept your returned goods, however we need your help to make sure we can process your return and credit in a timely manner.

Goods being returned for credit are to be accompanied with a ‘Return Material Authorisation’ form (RMA). The RMA form can be downloaded from this link below:

RMA FORM DOWNLOAD LINK (downloads an excel form)

Once downloaded, please contact our Customer Service Team to obtain the RMA number.

Tel: 1300 301 755.

Goods being returned shall meet the following conditions:

  1. Proof of purchase to be supplied. (Invoice / Packing Slip No.)
  2. RMA number filled in.
  3. Goods must be returned within 90 days of invoice date.
  4. Goods shall be in a new and re-saleable condition (scratch / dent free / no stains).
  5. All goods returned incur a 5% re-stocking fee.
  6. Goods returned unpackaged or missing fixings will incur a 15% re-stocking fee.

The following goods are not refundable:

  1. Any PPE / harness gear not in original packaging.
  2. Static line cable cut and swaged to order.
  3. Custom or bespoke manufactured products made to order.

If the above conditions are met and the RMA form filled in and sent with proof of purchase to sales@sayfa.com.au, the credit will be processed in a timely manner.

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Local Melbourne Metro Despatch and Collections

Special note:

  • Changes to delivery details will be accepted up to 1 hour prior to scheduled despatch time, otherwise despatch will be moved to the following day.
  • SAYFA does not operated a trade counter. Customers are advised to call SAYFA Customer Service prior to arrival. Any order placed on-site will incur a minimum of 30 minutes wait time, subject to order size.

Interstate Delivery

Special note:

  • Certain transport companies work strictly to set line-haul route planning, freight only leaves on certain days of the week (Wed – Fri) and may require booking up to 24 hours prior.

For information on fabricated stock and critical order information view our Delivery Information page for full details.

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Training

SAYFA offer extensive training in the installation of our products to qualified SAYFA Installers only.

To register for training contact the SAYFA team on 1300 301 755 or info@sayfa.com.au.

Want to become a SAYFA  Installer? To qualify you must initially complete our Pre-Qualification Installer Check to ensure that you meet the required criteria. Once completed, you will be notified of your suitability and if approved, we will book you in for training.

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Our informative training sessions provide our qualified Height Safety Installers with complete guidance in the installation of our systems including:

  • Video, practical and written demonstrations of SAYFA product installation.
  • Information on working at heights requirements.
  • Hands on demonstrations of different installation techniques.

SAYFA is very particular when it comes to choosing our installers. At the end of the day they are our representative and must carry the same stringent practices that we adhere to. 

To register for training contact the Sayfa team on 1300 301 755 or info@sayfa.com.au.

Should you wish to become a SAYFA accredited installer you must firstly complete our Pre-Qualification Installer Check to ensure that you meet the required criteria.

Once completed, you will be notified of your suitability and if approved, we will book you in for training.

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SAYFA product training is held once a month at our premises here at 1029 Mountain Highway, Boronia. Our extensive training in the installation of our products is available to qualified SAYFA Installers only.

To register for training contact the SAYFA team on 1300 301 755 or info@sayfa.com.au.

Want to become a SAYFA Installer?

To qualify you must you must initially complete our Pre-Qualification Installer Check to ensure that you meet the required criteria. Once completed, you will be notified of your suitability and if approved, we will book you in for training.

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Our Industry


Acts, Codes & Standards

As per AS/NZS 1891.4 inspection and recertification of fall arrest items, such as anchors, should be carried out by persons trained as qualified Height Safety Equipment Inspectors.

Should your fall arrest equipment require inspection or recertification please contact the SAYFA team on 1300 301 755 or info@sayfa.com.au to find a qualified Height Safety Equipment Inspector in your area who can assist.

SAYFA anchors require a 12 monthly inspection and recertification period as per AS/NZS 1891. The Code of Practice however in some states requires 6 monthly inspections.

To find out your local government regulatory body go to our Industry Information Page and see Government & Industry Websites.

IMPORTANT NOTE:

Drilled in anchors or glued in anchors require proof load testing prior to use as per AS/NZ 1891.4:2009.

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Our INDUSTRY INFORMATION page is devoted to keeping you up to date with all of these regulations.

Here you will find links to all the industry information you need to ensure that you are designing, installing and providing compliant systems.

Bookmark the page for future reference and to ensure you are always kept in the know.

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All Australian Standards are available at the SAI Global store.

CLICK HERE to be redirected to their website.

Height safety equipment and working at heights practices are governed by the below Standards.

  • AS 1657:2018 Fixed Platforms, Walkways, Stairways and Ladders
  • AS/NZS 1891.1 Part 1: Safety Belts and Harnesses
  • AS/NZS 1891.2 Part 2: Horizontal Lifeline and Rail Systems
  • AS/NZS 1891:3 Part 3: Fall Arrest Devices
  • AS/NZS 1981.4 Part 4: Selection, Use and Maintenance of Industrial Fall Arrest Systems and Devices
  • AS2625 Safe Working in a Confined Space
  • AS/NZS 4488 Industrial Rope Access Systems
  • AS/NZS 5532 Manufacturers’ requirements for single point anchors

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Working At Heights

Fall protection and your requirements

Providing fall protection for any activity to be carried out at height is extremely important. Both at home and in the workplace, you must ensure that any risk of a fall from height is either eliminated or controlled.

In regards to the responsibilities of PCBUs (Person Conducting a Business or Enterprise) which includes building owners, managers and supervisors, you are required to ensure the safety of all persons engaging in work at height at your workplace. With the introduction of new MANSLAUGHTER LAWS there are massive penalties for persons who hold duties under Part 3 of the OHS Act if they are seen to be negligent in the provision of fall protection.

Designers and builders also have an obligation to ensure "that the plant, substance or structure is designed to be without risks to the health and safety of persons" (WHS Act 2011).

Fall protection can be categorised as follows and should be selected according to the HIERARCHY OF CONTROL for working at heights.

Removing the requirement to work at height is often not practicable (elimination). In this case we need to consider  fall prevention or fall restraint systems which reduce the chance of a fall or fall arrest systems which minimise the likely injury if a person was to fall.

Selecting and installing the best suited height safety systems is an extremely difficult job and should only be undertaken by a qualified Height Safety Specialist. It is imperative that any systems comply to all Standards and Regulations and are installed correctly.

Find out more about FALL PROTECTION.

To find a Height Safety Specialist in your area contact the SAYFA team on 1300 301 755, info@sayfa.com.au or use the contact form below.

SAYFA also offers a FREE design service to assist architects, engineers, builders and building designers in ensuring compliance in design.

Often very confusing to those not within the industry, it can be difficult at first to understand the differences in these three terms. Briefly:

Fall Prevention

According to the HIERARCHY OF CONTROL, fall prevention is the highest form of fall protection. This removes the risk of the worker falling by providing a barrier between them and the fall hazard.

Fall Restraint

Fall restraint systems restrict the movement of the worker in reaching the fall edge. The lanyard is typically a fixed length that does not extend past the fall edge and it effectively acts like a leash preventing a fall arrest situation from occurring.

Fall Arrest

As its name suggests, fall arrest systems arrest the fall of a worker once it has occurred. They do not prevent the worker from falling and have the highest potential for injury. A rescue plan must be in place prior to any person using the fall arrest device.

For a more detailed description: https://sayfa.com.au/fall-arrest-fall-restraint-fall-prevention/

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No.

We only sell our fall arrest products to SAYFA Installers. As the correct placement and installation is integral to the effectiveness of this type of equipment arresting a fall, only persons trained and experienced in the installation and design of our fall arrest equipment can purchase directly from us.

However, if you do require assistance, we can put you in touch with a Height Safety Specialist in your area who can design, install, conduct height safety site audits and recertify access and fall protection equipment. Please contact SAYFA on 1300 301 755 or info@sayfa.com.au for more details.

Interested in becoming a SAYFA installer? Complete our Pre-Qualification Installer Check to ensure that you meet the required criteria. Once completed, you will be notified of your suitability and if approved, we will book you in for training.

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The  Hierarchy of Control is a system that is used to minimise or eliminate risks associated with specific tasks or hazards.

With regard to working at height, the ultimate goal is to ensure a fall from height cannot occur. This can be achieved either by eliminating the need to work above the ground or to provide a solid elevated construction from where the work can be performed. If it is not possible to achieve this, the risk of a fall must be minimised through the application of control measures further down the Hierarchy of Control.

Hierarchy of Control for Working at Heights

Elimination

Eliminate the hazard. Undertake the work from ground level or from a solid construction. Redesign should be considered to eliminate the need for working at height.

Substitution

Change the control measure to undertake the work from a safe zone. Relocation of equipment requiring maintenance should be considered to eliminate the requirement for the operator to enter the danger zone.

Isolation

Separate the operator from the hazard by means of passive fall protection. A plant screen, barrier or guardrail will effectively prevent a fall whilst maintenance is being undertaken.

Engineering

Manage the risk using an engineered control. Work undertaken using fall arrest systems requires operator training but it will prevent a fall from occurring when used correctly.

Administration

Control the risk using procedure. Control the environment using signage, demarcation line marking and operational instructions. It is important to note that the level of Hierarchy of Control
is equivalent to the risk of injury, as a result of operator incompetence. A lesser control measure requires greater skill of the operator and is therefore the least preferred.

Should you require more information contact the team at Sayfa on 1300 301 755 or info@sayfa.com.au.

 

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As a building owner or manager it is your responsibility to ensure that anyone who works at height on your buildings is doing so as safely as possible. This includes any sub contractors and their workers. 

A brief summary of your requirements as a building owner/manager are:

  1. Learn the Hierarchy of Controls for Working at Height.
  2. Keep up to date with Industry Acts, Codes, Standards and Guidelines.
  3. Plan the work and work the plan.
  4. Hold regular toolbox meetings.
  5. Ensure any workers are fully trained and supervised.
  6. Audit your access and fall protection equipment regularly.
  7. Review your working at height procedures and practices

A great way to know if you are meeting your obligations is to complete a Height Safety Health Check which will analyse your risks, knowledge and processes and will issue a full report.

You can also arrange for a Height Safety Specialist to conduct an audit on-site. Contact Sayfa on 1300 301 755 or info@sayfa.com.au for a list of Specialists near you.

For more information read our article:

Sayfa’s Top 7 Tips for Building Owners & Managers

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A Safe Work Method Statement is a document that is to completed for all ‘high risk construction work’.

Working at heights is considered high risk and a SWMS is always required to be prepared before any work of this type is carried out.

For more information read our article – What is a SWMSHere you can download a template for a Safe Work Method Statement directly from Safework Australia.

What is a SWMS?

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The simple answer is, because it is your responsibility.

PCBUs (Persons Conducting a Business or Undertaking), such as building owners, building managers and facility managers, must ensure that they provide a safe work environment for all persons who perform work on or around their buildings.

This includes contractors and their employees, a fact often overlooked, as many building owners and managers incorrectly believe that contractors do not fall under their scope of responsibility.

With the introduction in many states of Australia of Workplace Manslaughter Laws, failing to provide adequate safety for workers, especially when conducting high risk work such as working at height can leave you open to serious consequences.

Organising a height safety system audit on your building will:

  • Highlight areas of concern by conducting a risk assessment
  • Check current systems for compliance to Australian Standards and other relevant industry guidelines
  • Ensure existing components and equipment have had recertification and inspections carried out as per manufacturer’s requirements
  • Offer practical and compliant solutions in accordance with the hierarchy of control for working at height

As defined in the Code of Practice for Managing the Risk of Falls at Workplaces: “A person conducting a business or undertaking has the primary duty under the WHS Act to ensure, as far as reasonably practicable, that workers and other persons are not exposed to health and safety risks arising from the business or undertaking.” This includes requirements to “minimise the risk of falls so far as is reasonably practicable by providing a fall prevention device, work positioning system or a fall arrest system”.

To check your current height safety practices, why not do a quick Height Safety Health Check to assess your risk?

Contact Sayfa on 1300 301 755 or info@sayfa.com.au who can put you in touch with a qualified height safety specialist. They can inspect your current systems for any compliance issues and will provide a report of suggested improvements or modifications that need to be implemented to ensure your obligations are being met.

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Ladders, steps, stairs and walkways are all covered by Australian Standard AS/NZS 1657:2018.

When designing roof access and fall protection systems these Standards must be adhered to ensure compliance.

Questions such as how often will the system be accessed and what type of incline is it to be installed on determine selection of equipment.

Our video gives details of what type of fall protection is required depending the degree of slope.

For more information read “When are ladders, steps and stairs required”. 

 

Remember to contact the team on 1300 301 755 at info@sayfa.com.au for any further assistance.

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You can download a SWMS and find more clarification on Safe Work Method Statements from the Safework Australia SWMS Information and Template document.

Working at heights is considered high risk and a SWMS is always required to be prepared before any work of this type is carried out.

Completing a SWMS will require the following information:

  • The details of the construction work that is considered high risk
  • The health and safety hazards relating to the work
  • The control measures that need to be implemented to minimise or remove the risks
  • How the control measures will be actioned?
  • When will they be monitored and reviewed?

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If your fall protection systems have not been inspected or recertified in the last 12 months it is time to get them checked.

Due to changes in Standards and Regulations, what was once a compliant system may no longer meet all the requirements. Regular maintenance and inspection of your systems is recommended to ensure that anyone working at height on your buildings is protected.

A Height Safety Specialist can conduct a height safety audit and will provide a report on your existing systems. They can also give you information of what action you may need to take to ensure compliance.

Contact Sayfa on 1300 301 755 or info@sayfa.com.au who can put you in touch with a Height Safety Specialist.

To start, why not complete our FREE Height Safety Health Check to see if your working at heights practices are sufficiently covering your workers?

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safe work method statementBefore any work at heights is started it is most important that some key procedures are followed to ensure that all workplace requirements are identified and understood.

  • As working at heights is classified as high risk work, a safe work method statement and rescue plan, must be completed and approved by management prior to any work being commenced.
  • Authorisation to access the risk area must to be obtained from the person in control of the workplace and all applicable Australian Standards, WHS Act and Regulations, and Codes of Practice and Guidelines must be read, understood and obeyed.
  • Prior to the use of fall protection equipment it is essential that the persons conducting the work have been trained and are aware of the correct operating procedures. Fall arrest systems must only be used by competent persons who have experience and training in the safe use of the systems and associated equipment.
  • All systems and equipment should be visually inspected for damage and if there is any noticeable deterioration or deformation of the components or the structure the system must not be used and should be tagged ‘Do Not Use’ until corrective action by a competent person has been completed.

Download our WORKING AT HEIGHTS CHECKLIST.

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A rescue plan is an essential piece of documentation that must be completed before undertaking any work at heights.

This should detail:

  • the type of work being undertaken
  • the risks involved while performing the work
  • any hazards around the work area
  • what actions need to be implemented in the event of an incident or accident occurring.

Emergency service details need to be included, but their attendance should be considered as only a part of the overall rescue plan. Emergency services may take time to arrive at the scene and it is imperative that rescue procedures are commenced as soon as possible to enable the situation to be rectified and to ensure injuries are not exacerbated.

Assessment of the building, on site rescue equipment and available access to the area by rescuers and emergency services are all factors that must be considered and detailed in the plan.

Training of persons who will be conducting the rescue must also be undertaken to ensure that they are skilled in the use of the rescue equipment.

If the person being rescued sustains injuries which result in unconsciousness rescue may be even more difficult and additional procedures must be put in place to cover this contingency.

Persons sustaining a fall while using fall arrest equipment are in significant risk of Suspension Trauma and for this reason it is imperative that they are rescued as soon as possible to lessen the likelihood of this condition occurring.

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