Civil Construction: Ensuring Height Safety and Access Solutions

March 13 2020

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Access solutions, confined space safety, and working at height safety are critical considerations in the civil construction industry. It is imperative that premium height safety and access solutions be accessed and implemented to ensure safe work practices and environment for all concerned.

Working at Height Safety – Why Does it Matter so Much?

Working at heights is perhaps the biggest risk for employees and workers in the civil construction industry in Australia and New Zealand. From the construction of roads and bridges to water reservoirs, railways, high-rise constructions, subdivisions, tunnels, dams, those employees who could be required to work at height include:

  • Civil engineers
  • Carpenters
  • Site managers
  • Concreters
  • Welders
  • Electricians
  • Steel fixers
  • Bricklayers
  • Window washers
  • …and many more

Working at height carries significant risks to those working in the civil construction industry, and there are strict compliance guidelines to which managers and workers must adhere.

Workplace Falls – The Risks

Falls from a height may lead to death, long-term disability, and lost time.

In NSW alone, between 2014 and 2017, more than 12,000 workers sustained an injury due to falling from a height, with 25 fatalities and 240 becoming permanently disabled as a result.

Statistically, most people who are killed or seriously injured in a workplace fall have fallen from a height below just four metres.

Risk mitigation and elimination of hazards through height safety systems and access solutions, as well as training and awareness, are crucial. Risk management  involves everything from site, equipment, and height safety system design to installation, access, and training, and these are all considerations which RISsafety can assist with.

Installation of fall prevention systems should be incorporated from the very outset of the planning stage. From roof safety nets or mesh to guard rails and the provision and training in the use of personal protection equipment, and everything in between, safe work procedures need to be developed and implemented by civil construction managers as a top priority.

Why Choose RISsafety?

RISsafety is the leading Access Solutions, Confined Space Safety, and Height Safety Provider in Australia and New Zealand. We stand head and shoulders above our competitors as we have the experience, expertise, and unparalleled skillset to deliver safety solutions that are completely customised for each of our clients and for every step of the process: design, installation, training, and beyond.

The solutions we provide to the civil construction industry include:

  • Static Lines
  • Anchor Points
  • Walkways – Aluminium, Fibreglass
  • Handrails
  • Ladder Systems
  • Platforms/Gantries
  • Stairs
  • Access Hatches
  • Temporary Edge Protection
  • Safety Nets
  • Saferails
  • Personal Protection Equipment – including but not limited to harnesses, carabiners, and more

We also offer:

  • Specialised Engineering and Fabrication
  • Safety System Installation
  • Site Inspection and Certification
  • Site Risk and Compliance Audit
  • Access and Height Safety System Design
  • Height Safety Training
  • Confined Space Training

Our bespoke solutions are customised for each client’s unique needs and delivered with professional service and quality that are second to none.

Contact RISsafety Today

Contact us today to discover how we can partner with you to ensure civil construction height safety and access with revolutionary solutions that deliver on our promise to exceed your expectations. With RISsafety, working at height safety at your site will be boosted for the protection of you and your workers.


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