Case Study No 1 – Safely Working from Heights

Issue:

A new national company to A B Equipment, was focussed on their company’s site safety and how their contractors should conduct themselves when working on their sites.

Several site inspections of their stores by A B Equipment in NSW found the majority of their sites had little or no falls from height protection putting A B Equipment employees at risk.

Resolution:

A B Equipment developed a simple, but cost effective, falls from height protection which included the manufacturing of safety hand rails with a mid rail to ensure compliance to Australian Standards. On the back of this success, the customer requested A B Equipment to perform these upgrades for them nationally.

A B Equipment now incorporate into their falls from height protection, installation of boom gates with mid rails both mechanical and in recent times electrical to help protect all employees, contractors and people of the public from a potential falls from height accident.

Further to this, other major customers have requested our assistance in identifying and providing a quotation to install fencing around their potential falls from height edges, along with quotations to upgrade their Scissor Lifts with mechanical flaps that do not cover under the falls from height protection scheme.

Safely Working from Heights Before Photos

This project is currently being worked on, but here are some recent photos from a similar job to provide an indication.