Adelaide Oval RoofClimb

Adelaide Oval RoofClimbIn 2015, RISsafety was contracted by Sarah Constructions (Principal Contractor) to provide a design and construction feasibility for the Commonwealth Bank RoofClimb. RISsafety has previous experience in design and construction and commissioning of the Skypoint Climb on the iconic Q1 building on the Gold Coast for Ardent Leisure Group. This provided the operator Adelaide Oval Stadium Management Authority (AOSMA) with the confidence that the design and implementation by RISsafety would be sympathetic to the iconic heritage of the site and work seamlessly with the existing facility’s operations.

RISsafety’s design and engineering team worked with all parties to develop an architecturally approved adventure RoofClimb over the beautiful and unique stadium roofs on the Western &
Riverbank Stands. The intricacies and aesthetic impact on the stadium was the main focus of all involved to ensure the modern and heritage design of the stadium was not affected. The RISsafety Safe Rail System was the product nominated by the client that would best suit the aesthetic, safety and usability for the operators and patrons.

The Western Stand consisting of 5 curved shell Kalzip roofs meant the new infrastructure design and construction could not penetrate the roof and all fixings to the structure were required to be
clamp fittings, whilst the Modern Riverbank Stand gantry systems were more conducive with the existing steel structure to providing connection for the system components.

In late 2015 RISsafety, was officially appointed the Design and Construct for the Commonwealth Bank RoofClimb at Adelaide Oval with the building to commence in January 2016. With completion of the project due for early April 2016, it was a very tight 14-week construction time frame which included the training of all climb leaders for the RoofClimb with no interruptions or work allowed during the ongoing day-to-day operations of Adelaide Oval consisting of State and Big Bash Cricket, Soccer, Football and other corporate events.

The RISsafety Project Management & Installation Team worked around the clock to ensure a safe, professional and quality project was delivered to the client. Along with the Design and Construction of the RoofClimb, RISsafety also designed and manufactured the harness and lanyard equipment for the project and provided a comprehensive operation and training package
on the complete safe system usage, working at heights training, operation of the climb with photography, information delivery to ensure that the Commonwealth Bank RoofClimb at Adelaide
Oval is a very safe and thrilling adventure experience.

RISsafety has demonstrated yet again our capabilities within our National and State team to be able to produce a high quality design, manufacture and construct project that our client is completely satisfied with within the time frame and with no lost time injuries or safety issues, with no impact on the day-to-day operations of the entire facility.


This project was also featured on Channel Nine’s Getaway.

Watch the Getaway story here.

You can also watch the updated video story here.