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These articles are here to keep you up to date with the latest industry news and height safety legislation, as well as showcase new product releases and promotions

It’s meant to be everything you need to know about height safety, confined space and rescue all conveniently in one place.

Plus there’s our personal favourite: “Dangerous Things We See Onsite".

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Height Safety Audit Guide

A height safety audit is the best way to zero-in on a zero harm site. It maps any gaps between the height safety equipment you have and the height safety system and work-at-height procedures you need. Then leaves you with a risk-rated, prioritised and costed plan to close those gaps.

Audit vs Inspection – what’s the difference?

  • Compliance inspections are more about Pass/Fail. Inspections ensure each individual piece of height safety equipment you use remains compliant with relevant Australian height safety Standards
  • Height safety audits are more about Before/After. Audits address risks and/or needs not met by your current height safety system and procedures. Recommend solutions will make work-at-height safer

Height Safety Audit Scope

At Height Dynamics, every height safety audit is a chance to save lives – so we leave no stone unturned.

Review site and
whole of system
(vs components)
+ Review procedures
for use of systems
and work
+ Review user instructions
and Safe Work Method
Statements (SWMS)
Audit canvases roof access and height safety system needs – both now and looking forward – across the whole of your siteAudit looks at on-site norms, processes and procedures that guide work-at-height and the use of height safety systemsAudit reviews instructions for system use (incl SWMS), plus equipment recommendations, rope access rigging plans and set-up requirements

Four reasons to fast-track your height safety audit

Four tell-tale signs that work-at-height on your site might not be safe and you need a height safety audit:

#1 Missing Documentation#2 Unfit-for-Purpose System
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– No documentation for roof access system(s)
– No documentation for height safety system(s)
– No user manual guiding safe use of system(s)
– No documentation of work-at-height procedures
– No rigging or rope access plan for contractors
– Documentation needed for new build handover
– No safe access to one or more parts of the roof
– System doesn’t suit steep/multi-level roof profile
– System doesn’t reach all old/new roof plant
– System inadequate for volume/frequency of use
– Users have to bypass or work around system
If your height safety systems and procedures aren’t properly documented, you’re flying blind

A height safety system that fails to meet the current needs of users is full of hidden fall risks

#3 Older System or Site#4 Unclear Procedures
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– Over 10 years since installation or last audit
– Roof wear-and-tear possibly undermining system
– Some elements of system near to failure/expiry
– System design may not meet current Standards
– Limited access to height safety experienced staff
– On-site work-at-height supervision not available
– No minimum height safety training requirements
– No Safe Work Method Statements (SWMS)
– The SWMS available don’t address all risks
– No suitable rescue plan agreed for the site
Gradual deterioration in the condition of your site or height safety system can lead to sudden failure

Work-at-height is dangerous. Don’t neglect to prepare users to use your height safety system


Leave no stone unturned with a Height Dynamics audit

Height Safety Audit from Height DynamicsOur audits begin with a holistic review of your site, roof access and height safety systems, work needs, procedures and documentation.

We then risk-rate every compliance issue, map any gaps in your system and identify procedural and other documentation required.

Your audit report will recommend, detail and cost fully-compliant solutions which we can install and/or you can implement over time.

Ready to fall-proof your site?