RIS single anchor point range

Thursday, 09 October, 2014 | Supplied by: RISsafety Pty Ltd

RIS now has a complete range of single anchor points that have been tested and certified to the rigorous testing regime required by the AS/NZS5532:2013 Standard. This ensures that RIS products provide the highest level of safety to protect people working at heights, and to assist owners and managers to meet their obligations to provide safe work places for all employees and contractors.

Working at heights is a high-risk yet necessary profession for thousands of workers every day throughout Australia, who work on a wide variety of structures including: commercial and residential buildings, health services facilities and hospitals, sporting stadiums, transportation maintenance bays, electricity towers, and mining and industrial sites. The professions engaged in these activities include: roofing contractors, plumbers, air-conditioning technicians, building and equipment maintenance staff and many other tradespeople.

For many years there have been a series of standards (the AS/NZS 1891, AS/NZS 1657, AS/NZS4488) that define minimum standards for the manufacture, design, testing, maintenance and inspection of height safety equipment such as harnesses, lifelines and other types of fall arrest equipment. It has long been acknowledged, however, that a gap existed in the standards as these standards did not address the requirements for the design and testing of single anchor points.

 In 2013 the Working at Heights Association of Australia (WAHA) funded the development of a new standard through Standards Australia, which reconvened the SF015 committee that previously developed some of the earlier standards. The draft standard was prepared, and after multiple rounds of public comment were completed, the new AS/NZS5532:2013 Standard was published on 30/10/2013. This new standard defines a common testing methodology to be used by single anchor point manufacturers to ensure their products meet this minimum level of protection for workers when using these safety anchor points.

Online: www.rissafety.com
Phone: 02 8781 2100
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