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Design and Installation

Height Safety Engineers can design and install a custom height safety, fall arrest, fall restraint or fall prevention system wherever you need one.

Height Safety Engineers are experts in the design, installation and certification of height safety systems. We can create, fabricate and install systems for fall arrest, fall restraint and fall prevention.

Our expert designers can provide you with a safety system design specific for your location, using only the highest-quality components sourced from handpicked suppliers ensuring your safety system meets the highest standards.

With industry-leading, best practice design principles guiding our work, Height Safety Engineers can develop a height safety or roof access system that arrives on time, on budget and is fully compliant with Australian law.

Height Safety Engineers have over a century of combined experience in designing and installing best practice height and roof safety solutions, made perfect.

Anchor points are the most basic component of a height safety system.

Roof and Height Safety Systems at a Glance

What is a Roof Safety System?

Also called height safety systems, they are designed and installed in order to allow safe access to roofs or other areas where someone may be working at heights. Their purpose is to minimise the risks associated with slips, trips and falls while working in these areas.

A roof access or height safety system may involve fall arrest or fall restraint equipment, gangways or walkways, or the installation of anchor points on the roof or raised working area for a worker to secure themselves.

All roof safety systems should be made to, and in accordance with, Australian Standards and any relevant codes of practice.

Does Everybody Need a Roof Safety System?

Safety systems must be provided by anyone responsible for people working at heights on a roof or other raised area.

This could be a building owner or manager who requires workers access roofs for the maintenance of plant equipment (e.g. air-conditioning units) or to clean guttering.

According to the Work Health and Safety Regulations 2011, Part 4.4(78), “risks to health and safety associated with a fall by a person from one level to another that is reasonably likely to cause injury to the person or any other person” are required to be properly managed by the person conducting a business or undertaking at a workplace.

What Do I Need in my Height Safety or Roof Access System?

There is no hard and fast solution to what you need to have installed on your building to form a compliant height or roof access system. Every building is different and the risks that may be associated with working at heights on that building will be varied.

Every height safety and roof access system sold by HSE is designed and built to manage the specific risks and circumstances of the area it will be used in.

Some installations may only require a simple ladder with a bracket, signage and an anchor point. Others may need engineered walkways, static lines, guardrails and any number of fall arrest, fall restraint or other components in order to be compliant.

Do I need training to use a safety system?

Every worker accessing a roof or working at heights should understand the legal workplace safety obligations they, their employer and the operators of the site have. This knowledge can be gained by undertaking training courses in construction safety awareness, working safely at heights.

HSE offers a wide range of training courses covering a variety of workplace safety topics. These training courses are available at our state-of-the-art training centres in Sydney, Melbourne and Dubbo or, by arrangement, can be conducted at your work or job site to specifically tailor course contents to your needs. We offer a wide range of nationally accredited and other non-accredited courses covering asbestos awareness, confined space, height safety and more.

Some of our popular courses are:

These courses can be booked online online in just minutes. If you require further information or wish to enquire about group bookings you can contact our expert training team on 1300 884 978.