Mitigating height and ground safety at mining sites
Falls from heights and roofs are the prime cause of death or injury in Australian workplaces and construction sites. In remote mining sites, such risks have to be prevented due to the distance from advanced medical services.
All organisations have a legal duty as well as government mandated compliance requirements to ensure that any worker undertaking activity at heights or at ground level can do so safely and without risk to their life or health.
Sayfa Systems believes that any fall is preventable by following a set of guidelines and procedures for designing and determining safety requirements based on specific applications as well as the use of innovative and compliant height access and fall prevention systems.
Simply put, it is good business to install the higher level controls like guardrails and walkways wherever possible rather than relying on fall arrest systems. Low maintenance systems like guardrails are less costly over their lifetimes, require little training to use and allow a broader spectrum of workers to do the job safely.
Sayfa designs and manufactures in Australia and supplies through accredited installers Australia wide. Its comprehensive range of fall protection and access products suit all applications and roof types.
The breakthrough 3 Sixty® Permanent Anchor Point offers multi-directional loading. It incorporates an energy absorbing swivel-eye lanyard attachment point that provides uniform load distribution to the anchor plate and allows it to be fixed to lighter structures and roof decks. The pre-assembled unit is simple and quick to install, with no on-site assembly required.
Sayfa Systems’ Travel 8® Static Line System and Pilot® Horizontal Traveller permit continuous and effective fall-arrest protection across all roof surfaces and along potential fall edges at roof perimeters. Manufactured in non-corrosive stainless steel, Travel 8 components are versatile, unobtrusive and require minimal maintenance.
The unique Raptor® Overhead Rail Fall Arrest System offers continuous fall protection for multiple users ideally suited for transport maintenance and facade rope access. Raptor’s rigid rail system provides a high level of safety due to minimal rail deflection as well as uninterrupted smooth functionality ensures complete freedom of movement for the operator. The modular Raptor componentry ensures a simple, swift and trouble free installation and can be retrofitted to existing structure which result in substantial cost savings.
For nearly two decades, organisations Australia wide have been installing Sayfa Systems’ range of guardrails (Sentry), skylight protectors (Protex), walkways (On-Trak, Pace 600), anchor points (3Sixty, Spyda, Cobra, Xplora), static lines (Travel8), modular ladder systems (Katt, Vista) access hatches (Skydore) and step ladders, platforms and stairs (Alto) to ensure the highest level of safety while keeping the costs down in these areas.
Sayfa Systems also offers the full range of Moddex modular, no-weld handrails, balustrades and guardrails that meet all access and mobility compliance requirements. Moddex innovative design has eliminated the disadvantages of traditional welded systems, providing high corrosion resistant handrails while offering significant delivery and onsite installation cost savings. Being fully modular, no welding or fabrication is needed resulting in the market’s most rapid and easy installation requiring no specialist trades or tools.
Moddex answers issues of cost, service and safety at mine sites because the modular design results in handrails being installed without plants needing to shut down, because no hot works permits are needed and no toxic fumes are generated. With hot work permits in mines, fire spotters and barricades are required and parts of the mine must shut down. Additionally, installation of Moddex handrails and guardrails is possible where water continuously runs as is the case in mining sites.
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