Whilst Secure Anchor Systems’ products and the need for the products we supply may be somewhat ‘simple’ to comprehend, the correct use of these products is of the utmost importance and must not been taken lightly, a life may depend on it.
There is no official federal or state based certifying or licensing authority in place for the installation/certification of anchorages but, there is a stipulation that those installing/reviewing height safety products must be ‘competent’.
‘Competency’ is defined in Australian Standards 1891.4 as “a person who has, through a combination of training, education and experience, acquired knowledge and skills enabling that person to correctly perform a specified task.”
Secure Anchor Systems recommends that all persons wishing to use our products ensure that they have familiarised themselves with the technical scope and limitations of all of our products. All of our products must be used with total consideration of the Hierarchy of Controls and relevant Codes of Practice. The information on our site is provided to assist people as a courtesy and by no way does it infer ‘competency’.
Under occupational health and safety (OH&S) and work health and safety (WHS) legislation you are obliged to provide:
- A safe premises
- Safe systems of work
- Information, instruction, training and supervision
- A suitable working environment and facilities.
Workplace health and safety authorities in each state and territory and Safe Work Australia have responsibilities for enforcing the OH&S legislation. They provide education, training and advice on health and safety at work. You can get information about your OH&S obligations and other valuable OH&S resources both in hard copy and online from their websites.
- www.workcover.nsw.gov.au - NSW
- www.worksafe.act.gov.au - ACT
- www.worksafe.vic.gov.au - VIC
- www.wst.tas.gov.au - TAS
- www.worksafe.qld.gov.au - QLD
- www.safework.sa.gov.au - SA
- www.commerce.wa.gov.au/worksafe - WA
- www.worksafe.nt.gov.au - NT
Please note that legal obligations vary according to circumstances. You should seek independent legal advice on what is applicable to your situation.