KOMBI® Aluminium Stairs, Platforms, Elevated Walkways & Crossovers offer access to confined and congested areas in industrial facilities. Modular and flexible systems provide safe solutions for workers.
KOMBI® Stairs, Platforms, Crossovers and Elevated Walkway give operators designated walkways and access to machinery and plant
With businesses that focus on manufacture and production there is a even higher degree of protection that needs to be in place for their workforces.
Not only with respect to the standard Duty of Care required by PCBUs (Persons Conducting a Business or Undertaking), management must also implement procedures regarding the safe operation of their machinery which can come with onerous responsibilities. Part of that consideration is how the equipment is accessed and maintained.
Failing to ensure the safety of your workers can lead to devastating consequences for not only the person involved but for all of your team and ultimately your business.
As a deterrent and a means to enforce more safety in the workplace, Workplace Manslaughter Laws have now been put in place throughout Australia. These laws can see PCBUs held accountable should there be a fatality on their premises. As proof of the seriousness with which the courts are taking these laws, there have already been several court rulings involving prosecution for those found guilty.
Most recently in May 2021, a WA Company Director received the longest jail sentence recorded for a WHS matter following gross negligence which led to a worker’s death.
“The people who are prosecuted for breaches of health and safety obligations after a fatality, regardless of their level of culpability… carry the guilt and the memory of the accident for the rest of their lives.”
– Greg Smith, Director, Wayland Legal
Are you taking the right action now to ensure the safety of your workers?
Busy manufacturing and production plants can quite often be an intricate mesh of machinery, pipes, wiring and cabling. Access to these areas may be confined and incorporating systems to provide access is frequently an extremely difficult exercise.
With limited space, systems that have a small footprint and adaptability to fit under, over and around equipment are necessary. In fact, at times there is simply no way to access equipment or safely move around the production room floor, so products that can be self supporting may need to be sourced to provide above ground access.
When choosing access systems, the installation should also be a consideration. It is crucial that any downtime in these types of facilities is kept to a minimum, so quick and easy to assemble systems are preferable. Additionally, if the systems require no on-site hot works this can be an added advantage as it reduces lost output time, something no production facility needs.
With their lightweight aluminium construction and no on-site fabrication or welding, they can be easily assembled with hand held battery operated tools, requiring no hot works permits. Components can be partially or fully assembled elsewhere and then transported to site for final installation. This offers significant savings in time and on-site construction.
For regional based facilities, KOMBI allows your workers to perform the install themselves. This is particularly handy if you are located in an areas where skilled labour is scarce.
Should you require a system that is out of the ordinary or that requires specific engineering the SAYFA Technical Team can assist. This may be the ability to provide configurations around equipment or integration with existing systems, problems which can often be the case in production plants. They will conduct extensive testing to ensure that the systems we supply are built for purpose and guaranteed to provide you with the safe access solution that you need.
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