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Safety Factors

AWMA will supply task specific JSA/ SWMS for the detailed risk assessment & control measures implemented.

AWMA revise their procedures as the AS/NZS, COP, and relative legislation is amended.

Abseiling/ Rope Access

Rope access is a cost-effective way of completing high & difficult to access work. With the added advantages of quick deployment and setup, minimal disruption to surrounding traffic, versatile access capabilities and most importantly- a comparatively safe method of reaching work areas.

Using specialist equipment, training and innovative methods - our rope access team can provide a solution to your hard-access job site, and the skilled tradesmen and experience to undertake the task to the highest standards.

BMU/Cradle/Boat

Most high-rise buildings have Building Maintenance Units (BMU), which are also known as a Cradle or Boat. Where there is no existing BMU, AWMA will provide abseiling/ rope access services.

There is no known training program for the use of these BMUs and the main reason for this is that most BMU’s are different to some degree as they are purposely built for the building they service and are provided by different manufacturers. However the AS/NZ2550.13:1997references the operator’s responsibilities and AWMA ensure all staff wears a fall arrest harness and an attached lanyard to the appropriate anchor point in the BMU.

Where the BMU is either new or new to AWMA personnel, it is part of our safety procedure to:

Ladders

Ledge work & EWP

Many buildings have suitable ledges to be used as a platform to work off. However suitable fall arrest systems are required to undertake such projects involving ledge work to minimize risk and comply with site procedure and the AS/NZ 1891.1-4. However AWMA prefer all working at heights to be performed where all workers are in fall factor 1 and have no ability to fall. We achieve this by installing overhead temporary static lines (if permanent systems don’t exist) or utilize rope access methods and maintain tension in the ropes while working on the ledges. AWMA have a ‘No fall Policy’ and ensure the safest method and procedures are followed at ALL times.

Where there are no anchors, either constructed or structural, on the rooftop or if the façade has difficult architectural overhangs and designs then AWMA utilizes machinery such as scissor lifts, cherry pickers – truck mounted or mobile. We comply with AS2550.1: 2011and refer to http://www.ewpa.com.au/resources/information-sheets.

Permits

The majority of sites have a permit system in place, which AWMA comply to. Whether working at heights, hot works, confined spaces or EWP operation – AWMA reinforce the permit procedures to all staff members.

When required (by some local or city councils) AWMA will inform the relevant council of our intentions to set up equipment on or around a building and permits will be purchased to enable us to safely carry out our work eg obstruction and/or gantry permits.

Traffic Management

We use the following traffic management and safety equipment as required:

When the job requires an EWP or other ‘on road’ equipment, we rely on the expertise of the EWP hire company for the traffic management procedures which we cooperate with to plan a suitable traffic management procedure to complete the project whilst maintaining pedestrian and road traffic flow.

Please request the below attachments from a AWMA staff member. The attachments outline:

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