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Get your annual height safety inspection from the recertification experts at Height Safety Engineers.

Recertification inspections of height safety and fall protection systems are required annually under Australian law. These inspections ensure that a system remains compliant with Australian standards.

Due to the inherently dangerous nature of working at heights, it is important that all height safety and fall protection systems be kept in proper working order so they function as intended should a slip or fall occur.

Maintaining fall protection and height safety compliance is not just a matter of installing an anchor point, ladder bracket or static line on your roof and thinking that is enough. There are many reasons why a system may fall out of compliance and it is important regular recertification inspections are carried out to identify and rectify any deficiencies that may be present.

Recertification is important as fall protection systems tend to be out of sight and out of mind. They can often be effected by exposure to natural elements and through modification to the structure into which they were originally installed.

Recertification inspections on height safety systems are required annually.
Recertification inspector filling in a compliance plate marking a system as compliant for another 12 months.

Height Safety Engineers are industry leaders in performing recertification inspections for height safety and fall protection systems. HSE is NATA certified with the broadest scope of accreditation of any height safety company in Australia.

We have the experience and knowledge to provide you with peace of mind when it comes to the safety of your team, contractors or site visitors working at heights or accessing roofs.

Get your roof anchors or height safety system rectified today with a thorough inspection from the experts. Call 1300 884 978 or email recertification@heightsafety.net and speak to our expert team about your needs.

What is recertification?

Recertification is, plainly, the process of conducting a regular inspection of height safety, roof access and fall protection systems to ensure they are in good condition. These inspections also ensure the design and installation of the system is compliant with Australian standards and has been completed to following the manufacturers instructions and guidelines.

Recertification technician undertaking a rooftop inspection of an anchor point system.
Attaching a rope to a FrogLink anchor point using a carabiner.

What needs recertification inspections?

All permanent height safety and fall protection systems require an inspection every 12 months under Australian law. These annual inspections should be undertaken by a competent, experienced professional to ensure all legislative requirements and standards are being met and the system provides adequate levels of safety to its operator.

Permanent height safety systems come in many forms and include roof anchor points, ladders, access platforms, guard-rails, static lines, gates and more.

What if my roof does not have anchor points?

Fall protection systems come in many different shapes and sizes. They are also made up of many different components depending on the access needs and design of the space where working at heights may occur. As a result, many roofs do not have roof anchor points, or may not need roof anchor points.

An absence of roof anchor points does not equate to not needing a recertification inspection. No matter what sort of fall protection or working at heights system you have on your roof, an inspection is required annually.

In some circumstances, a fall protection may not be present at all, even though it would be practicable and best practice to have one installed. HSE have the skills and know-how to design and install a fall protection system that perfectly meets your needs.

Roof anchor poiints require recertification annually.
Installing solar panels can effect the ability of your height safety system to fully protect you.

Online Height Safety Consulting and Analysis Services

Height Safety Engineers can now offer our expert height safety advice and consulting services over live video conferencing.

This service is perfect for those looking to ensure the installation of solar panels will not interfere with an existing height safety or roof access system. We can also provide help with unpacking the concept of a persona conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU) for the purposes of workplace health and safety.

Our experts review safe work method statements (SWMS), provide detailed advice on the types of anchor points used in height safety systems, review roof plans and more.

Our Accreditation

Height Safety Engineers are accredited by NATA (National Association of Testing Authorities) for compliance with ISO/IEC 17020. This provides assurance that our testing and procedures are thorough and independent.

We are also certified in AS/NZS 4801 for occupational health and safety systems, as well as ISO 9001 for quality management systems.

Combined with our extensive experience and “safety without compromise” attitude, Height Safety Engineers are the industry leader in making sure that height safety and roof access systems are kept in best working order, are compliant at all times and help make workers safe.

We are a NATA accredited height safety body.
We hold certification in AS/NZS 4801 OH&S Management System.
HSE is certified for ISO 9001 Quality Management System.

We take safety seriously: The HSE difference

Managing Director Phil Noble explains the philosophy behind Height Safety Engineers and why we strive to not just achieve compliance, but help push safety forward towards better protections for workers in high-risk environments.

Rusted fall arrest anchor point
Integrity of a fall arrest system will be compromised if its components are not in full working order.

Why Is Recertification Needed?

Height safety and roof access systems require a recertification inspection every 12 months (one year). This includes roof anchor points, fall arrest systems, guardrails and static lines.

Inspection of height safety and roof access systems and equipment is governed by AS/NZS 1891.4. This standard states “items of equipment which are in regular use shall be subjected to periodic inspection and where applicable, servicing”.

Recertification of height safety and roof access systems involves a physical inspection of the components of the system to ensure that there is no deterioration of the system components or any structure they are attached to.

At Height Safety Engineers, we take safety seriously. You can read more about what drives us to continually improve systems and procedures in The Height Safety Engineers Difference, below.

Why Choose Height Safety Engineers?

Height Safety Engineers are NATA accredited for compliance with ISO/IEC 17020. We are the only height safety company in Australia to achieve this level of accreditation.

On average, our recertification team have spent a decade each working in the height safety industry. Our combined experience working with height and roof safety systems is well in excess of 100 years.

The safety of the people who will be relying on your height safety or roof access system is our first priority. After a thorough inspection of your installed system, we will notify you of its current status. Compliant systems will be issued a NATA accredited certificate of compliance.

Should we find defects or non-compliant aspects of your installed system, Height Safety Engineers will provide you a detailed report, with photographs, of where improvements or rectification work needs to be undertaken in order for you to bring your system back into compliance with minimal friction.

Have questions? Our experts have the asnwers!