Australia’s leading supplier of height safety products, Safemaster Safety Products was contracted to supply, install and certify a roof access safety system for the Baldivis Senior High School project.
Safemaster’s continuing product development allows it to keep pace with industry changes, relevant standards and legislation. The company has the versatility to address the demands of different developments, from modern architecture to heritage buildings and harsh industrial environmental conditions.
For the Baldivis school project, an aluminium suspended staircase with platforms was designed and fabricated to measure in the Safemaster workshop. Since both the Performing Arts Theatre and the Sports Hall were too high for the roof to be accessed externally using an extension ladder, Safemaster fixed the suspended staircase and platforms to an internal wall on both the buildings.
Installed 2½ metres above ground, the first platform must be accessed using a portable ladder ensuring only authorised persons could access it. A fixed ladder leads to the second platform. The staircase allows access to the roof through the hatch, also installed by Safemaster. Instead of conventional steel hatches, Safemaster has installed hatches with an acrylic see-through dome to double as skylights.
Based in Canning Vale, Perth and established in 1998, Safemaster has built a strong position in the height safety marketplace by offering industry-leading best practice to support high quality products and services. Safemaster safety products include anchor point systems, rigid life rail systems, static line systems, guardrail systems, walkway systems, modular ladder systems, harness gear and accessories, as well as step ladders, stairs and platforms, all compliant with the relevant Australian Standards
By the year 2010, the company had installed 383 roof access ladders, 10,112 anchorage points, over 2500 safety signs, and around 5km of static line and hundreds of harness kits, while equipping over 1500 buildings with compliant fall prevention systems.
Safemaster offers excellent advice on its website in the eNEWS section about working at heights, regular reviews on Australian industry standards and regulations, and information on the latest fall prevention products and techniques.
Safemaster is currently working on multiple projects including the Burswood Gaming Extension, Hollywood Hospital, and Harvey Agricultural College.