The Importance of Height Safety for Facility ManagersMarch 13 2020
The role of facility management in business operations is pivotal, and responsibilities include business continuity, workplace safety, and disaster recovery. It is the role of facility managers to implement and uphold workplace safety practices, and this includes (but is not limited to) height safety in many forms, including training and use of the correct roof safety system for your particular application.
The Importance of a Roof Safety System
Facility managers must ensure that worksites and buildings and those workers and other people that occupy them are safe and that all potential risks are mitigated. When safety compliance requirements are set down and met, assessing and mitigating risks is much simpler and more effective.
Falling from heights, particularly when working at height, is the third-largest contributor to workplace injuries and fatalities, according to Safe Work Australia. Employers and facility managers are responsible for:
- Workplace risk assessment
- Implementing risk mitigation
- Planning and organisation of a safe work environment
- Training and competence compliance of employees
- Provision and use of appropriate safety equipment
- Risk management
- Inspection and maintenance of safe work equipment and practices
Providing a safe, industry-standard-compliant workplace is the role of facility management. All buildings legally require safe access for workers to come in and work safely at heights – whether it is to clean windows, access rooftops for air conditioning, repair or build, and much more.
Even for the most experienced and attentive Facility Manager, however, keeping up to date with Standards, Regulations, and Codes can be difficult to navigate and interpret.
RISsafety is here to help ensure you meet the Standards and, most importantly, that these workers can access these areas safely and give you peace of mind. Mitigating the risk is the safest way to help ensure that you don;t have any falls on your work site.
How Can RISsafety Help?
RISsafety is the leading Height Safety Provider across Australia and New Zealand. We work with facility managers to provide local and international industries with practical solutions, including for height safety and rope access. We achieve this through audits, compliance checks, and maintenance.
Our commitment is simple yet effective:
- PROTECTION – our core promise is to protect people, from workers and contractors to visitors to your premises or work site.
- SAFETY – we work with facility managers to increase safety in the workplace.
- TEAM – we have a highly-trained team of experts which strives to surpass client expectations in terms of both service and solution delivery.
- SOLUTIONS – our safety solutions are innovative, technical, and bespoke solutions for each client’s unique requirements.
- QUALITY – every aspect of what we provide meets or exceeds AU & NZ standards.
We have conducted more than 1.5 million inspections on over 20,000 sites. We have the experience and expertise to exceed your expectations and we are legitimately your one-stop-height-safety-shop for the ideal roof safety system – from design and manufacture to installation and inspection.
Contact us today to explore your options and meet your workplace height safety obligations.
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