M1 Abrams Work Stands & Access Platforms
Discover how Safesmart Access has revolutionized maintenance for M1 Abrams tanks with their versatile platforms, ensuring safety and efficiency for defense forces.
How to write a Safety Work Method Statement
A Safety Work Method Statement (SWMS) is a crucial document used in the construction industry to outline how high-risk construction work will be carried out safely. Complying with safety regulations …
Temporary Mezzanine Stairs
Maximizing Efficiency on Site: The Role of Temporary Mezzanine Stairs in Construction Temporary mezzanine stairs offer a flexible and efficient solution for accessing elevated spaces in various settings, such as …
Reduce Silica Exposure with a Non-drill Post & Handrail System
Silica dust, a silent yet formidable adversary in the construction world, has long posed significant health risks to workers. Minimising workers’ exposure to harmful silica dust is of increasing concern. …
What to Consider When Choosing a Platform for Truck Loading
Picking the correct truck loading platform is vital for businesses that handle heavy goods loading and unloading. A well-designed loading platform can significantly enhance efficiency and safety, while also mitigating …
Portable Stairs & Temporary Stairs for Construction
Construction sites require safe and efficient access and egress points for workers and materials. Portable stairs offer a solution for temporary access points that can be easily moved and adjusted …
A Guide to Scaffolds & Stairs
Introduction In the world of construction, safety and efficiency are paramount. This is particularly true when it comes to navigating the heights and depths of a construction site. One …
AdjustaStairs Batter Stairs Calculator
The Ultimate Guide to the AdjustaStairs Calculator In today’s fast-paced construction world, ensuring safety and compliance is paramount. Whether you’re an architect, builder, or homeowner, choosing the right staircase for …
Superior Viewing with Innovative Edge Protection Posts
When it comes to large construction and infrastructure projects, the use of Edge Protection around leading edges is fundamental to ensure worker safety and prevent devastating injury. The Hanging Problem …
Edge Protection for Buildcorp’s Cross Laminated Timber Structures
Working with timber structures pose unique challenges. The Bond project was a first of its kind for Buildcorp, the worksite managers were in desperate need of compliant edge protection system …
Acoustic Wall Temporary Works Solution for Vaughan Civil Stabilisation Works
Dealing with noise in civil projects is a big task. Vaughan Civil took on such a challenge at Oran Park. Near residential areas, this work zone needed intelligent noise control …
Getting Hands-On Experience with SafeSmart Products at Productivity Bootcamp
SafeSmart Access recently participated in the Productivity Bootcamp event organized by Paul Breen, the Founder of Productivity Group. The event took place from 15th to 17th March 2023 and …
Safe Access Solution for Train Maintenance: Downer EDI Rail’s Success Story
Train maintenance is a critical task that requires specialised equipment and trained personnel. The Auburn Maintenance Centre in Sydney maintains several trains, including the Waratah Trains, Sydney Growth Trains, and …
SafeSmart Exhibits at Land Forces 2022 Defence Australia
Access recently exhibited at Land Forces 2022 at the Brisbane Exhibition and Convention Centre.
Face Mounted Capping Beam Edge Protection
Learn how a 2mH face-mounted capping beam edge protection barrier from SafeSmart Access maximized space for Dasco.
A Better Stretcher Stairs Solution for Basement Access
Learn how AdjustaStairs can save you up to $10k on your next basement job with scaffold-free ingress and egress solutions for stretcher stairs access.
Hunter Valley supercharges safety and efficiency with SafeSmart solutions
Find out how a Hunter Valley coal producer used our height access platforms to improve safety and efficiency at their maintenance workshops.
Non-bolted Heavy Duty Edge Protection for Tunnel Construction
When it comes to tunnel construction, safety is of the utmost importance. Our heavy-duty edge protection system is designed to keep workers safe and allow quick access when necessary.
EasyDeck: Alternative To Trestle & Planks in Construction
Find out how you can use the safe, modular single-level edge protection solution that’s perfect for minor construction works.
How SafeSmart’s Adjustable Stairs & Walkways Increased Productivity for Rail
SafeSmart’s modular AdjustaStairs and AdaptaSpan components facilitated site access for hundreds of personnel involved in the Level Crossing Removal Project.
Sydney Trains Reaching New Heights with BridgeDeck
BridgeDeck’s innovative solution allowed Sydney Trains to provide a safe, cost-effective and adaptable access platform for maintenance crews.
AdaptaSpan Saves Probuild Time & Man-hours on MLC Centre Project
When faced with a unique installation challenge on the MLC Centre project, Probuild turned to AdaptaSpan. The solution saved time and money while limiting downtime and disruption.
The Ingenious Way AdaptaSpan is Helping Tower Crane Operators Work Faster And Safer
Tower crane operators are under pressure to get the job done quickly and safely. Read how AdaptaSpan is helping them do just that.
How the Cantilevered Hoop Guardrail Platform is Changing Safety in the Rail Industry
The Cantilevered Hoop Guardrail Platform is a lightweight aluminium platform that negates the need for a harness, slashing time taken to complete the task and making it safer.
Jayco Caravans Can Service Easier with the Mini Mobile Scaffold System
SafeSmart Access provided Jayco Caravans with the ideal maintenance and workshop height access solution.
How did SafeSmart Access provide edge protection while also increasing efficiency on site at Rozelle Interchange?
SafeSmart Access provided protection over the shaft penetration, while also enabling safe and efficient access over the void for increased mobility. Learn more.
Adaptapanel: Full Height Capping Beam Edge Protection
SafeSmart Access’ temporary works edge protection system AdaptaPanel is the ideal solution for deep excavations. Learn more.
Bridge Work Access: Two Weeks Of Downtime Saved With AdjustaStairs!
SafeSmart Access AdjustaStairs. The portable solution that’s AS1576 compliant and eliminates the need to build scaffold during bridge falseworks. Read more.
SafeSmart Access solving edge protection problems by designing and engineering bespoke brackets
On a major infrastructure project in NSW, Edge protection was needed to be pre-installed onto steel bridge girders on the ground before the bridge girder was lifted into position.
SafeSmart solves a temporary access challenge at Circular Quay, Sydney
Designed by one of the world’s leading architecture firms Foster + Partners, and created by Lendlease, 180 George St will become a centrepiece of a new precinct at Circular Quay.
SafeSmart Access partner with Productivity Bootcamp to promote education and product innovation to Australian youth
We are thrilled to share the news of our new partnership with Productivity Bootcamp to promote and educate young people on product innovation in the construction industry along with exposing youth to the scaffolding trade. Find out more.
Keeping cool with SafeSmart Access
BRM Refrigeration is renowned for their servicing of refrigerated truck, trailer and container refrigeration in North West Tasmania. They constantly require access to mobile cooling units on the truck bodies, above the cab, on a range of trucks.
Chemicals Manufacturer gets safety on top of Isotainer
One of our Australian-based clients, a diversified chemicals manufacturer specialising in bulk liquid storage, required safe access on top of an Isotainer. Scaffolding was too consuming and costly to erect every time the workers required access to the Isotainer.
SafeSmart solves truck access solution for key signage business
When Fleetmark Group Pty Ltd needed safer access to the truck maintenance, they sought out a SafeSmart Access. Find out more here.
Provider on High with Safe Access Solution
A global provider of track maintenance machinery who have a manufacturing base in Sydney, recently reached out to SafeSmart Access to provide a solution for safe access when installing HVAC systems and roof sections on the machinery they manufacture.
SafeSmart save the day with their 3-step Cantilever Platform
The Billbergia Rhodes Central Project in Rhodes, Sydney is well underway. It is a centrepiece for the entire peninsula bringing together monumental architecture with engaging lifestyle retail, fresh market stores, laneway dining and a spectacular new indoor recreation centre, all radiating around a vibrant public plaza and paces from Rhodes station. Rhodes Central Stage 3’s luxury tower residences open up to Sydney Harbour and the market-style village centre.
Skyworkers Reach New Heights with Proscaf
Skyworkers Group, although a new business established in 2018, has a high level of experienced team members who have been involved in some of Australia’s biggest and most complex builds. Skyworkers offers experienced, innovative and reliable engineered scaffolding solutions that provide access for construction/demolition, and bridging systems for Commercial, High Rise, Industrial and Event projects.
SafeSmart Floats HCF’s Height Safety Boat
Harbour City Ferries, a joint venture of Transfield Services and Transdev, operates and maintains the ferries of Sydney Harbour. As a key part of the harbour city’s transport infrastructure for …
Shelling Out Public Safety at the Cove
Shell Cove is a joint development between Shellharbour City Council and property developer Frasers, who were looking to provide a way for general public and prospective buyers to gain a bird’s eye perspective of the development as part of a marketing effort. To do this, a customised system would need to be installed so that on-foot access was easy from existing stairs and footpaths and that an ample platform area was provided for several people.
More Work Needed to Reduce Work-Related Fatalities in 2019-20
Safe Work Australia has released an update featuring new data on work-related fatalities. Although numbers are down, the industries involved and causes are still the same.
SafeSmart Brings Roar to a Hush at Newcastle V8 Supercars
SafeSmart are on the road again to bring noise attenuation to the Newcastle CBD for the V8 Supercars Newcastle 500. See what SafeSmart did for iEDM for trackside harmony.
Hutchinson’s Debris Danger Dealt With
Whilst working on the Castle Residences project on Castlereagh Street Sydney, contractors Hutchinson Builders’ workers were working on formwork decks just below street level when an unusual hazard was identified.
GM Takes Metropolitan Hotel Scaffold Design to Infinity
The Metropolitan Hotel, on the corner of George and Bridge Streets in Sydney, thought to have been built around 1876, recently underwent a refurbishment to refresh gaming areas, bar areas and the rooftop terrace.
Innovative Scaffold Bridge Keeps Hyde Park Running
On the Hyde Park leg of the 2019 Sydney Running Festival, organisers faced the need for accommodating over-road race access across Park Street.
CBH Group Experience No (Fall) Pain with Grain
CBH Group, a grower-owned co-operative based in Western Australia, cover many aspects of operations such as grain storage and handling, marketer support, transport, shipping and processing.
Platform 26 and 27 Falls: a Ghost of the Past at Central Station
As part of the Sydney Metro project, two disused underground platforms will be transformed into a high voltage room for the new underground station box. During works, Laing O’ Rourke workers wanted to eliminate the fall danger around the platform edges. See what they did.
Roberts Pizzarotti and Marques Formwork: Bigger Steps to Safety at North Shore Health Hub
During basement construction of the North Shore Health Hub in St Leonards, workers were installing steel reinforcing, which according to plans was to be placed 3.4m up from the floor. Steel fixers experienced a challenge with using standard equipment, as it meant ascending and descending frequently to move along the wall for drilling and installation. See what they did to solve it.
Lendlease Reduce Trip Hazards at 60 Martin Place
At the site of the new 60 Martin Place development, contractors Lendlease faced challenges for moving around a cluttered formwork deck.
West Gate Tunnel Project: Canal Crossing Challenge Solved for CPB + John Holland
The West Gate Tunnel Project in Melbourne is well underway, featuring various access points around the city’s west including a site on the Maribyrnong River in Footscray.
WorkSafe Victoria Deem Safety Harnesses at Lowest Classification for Those Working on Rooves
Although it is not a safety regulator, the Clean Energy Council’s guidelines for solar panel installation highlights not only qualifications and best practices for installing a system but also best …
BlueScope Train Maintenance Gets Elevated Safety at the Port
At an internal maintenance facility, BlueScope required maintenance access to rail cars, which was placed in a difficult position 6.5m away from an existing walkway, and 3.2m in an elevated position.
Sydney Metro Workers Go Overhead for Underground Station
Sydney Metro City and Southwest awarded John Holland CPB Ghella (JHCPBG) the contract to build the new 15.5 km twin tunnels from Chatswood to Sydenham. This includes the future Victoria Cross North Station on Miller Street in North Sydney. See how SafeSmart helped workers and heavy vehicles share the space.
A Bridge Over Doubled Water Crossing
At the Skeleton Creek segment of Melbourne’s Western Roads Upgrade Project in Truganina, civil contractor Winslow were experiencing a safety challenge for giving workers pedestrian access from one of side the creek to the other. The existing road bridge had no footpath and using the narrow road itself was perilous, with a constant flow of heavy haulage vehicles present. See what SafeSmart brought to the table.
Sydney Water Plant Gets the Proscaf Treatment
Sydney contractor Above All Solutions were commissioned to provide ways for maintenance people to access several points at a water treatment plant. In a plant like this, curved and angular concrete walls in spillways, tanks and around pipe infrastructure make height access very difficult, particularly due to a limited amount of suitable points for securing equipment. See how Proscaf solved it.
Formwork Deck Access Gets Lift at Macquarie Park
In what will be a higher-density zone, several architecturally-designed multi-level apartment buildings are taking shape. Of course, with multiple levels, challenges can become apparent for height access for workers.
SafeSmart Expands in Melbourne
SafeSmart’s reach into Victoria got another boost this week via an expansion into a new warehouse facility in Melbourne’s north west.
SafeSmart Brings Sturdier Edge Protection to Tunnel Project
A major road tunnel infrastructure project in Sydney, that links points such as Chatswood to Sydenham and Sydenham to Bankstown, is well underway. At a major excavation point in the project, contractors were required to walk around the excavation close to the edge of a deep drop on a narrow area. Due to the depth of the drop, standard edge protection could not be used and still be compliant with AS regulations.
Getting the Concrete Over the Concrete, Safely
Being a high-rise development, concrete trucks are visiting this site all day, every day, as Icon pumps tens of thousands of litres of concrete on to the site, for backfilling and slab work.
Melbourne Tram Refurbishment Gets a SafeSmart Lift
The world’s biggest urban tram network is in Melbourne, Australia, with a sum total of 250km of track, closely followed by Moscow, with 208km.
Beaming Up Safety at LCRA’s Mernda Rail Extension Project
The challenge for workers on the ground has been gaining access to the top of the beams while they are still on the truck, to connect the crane to lifting points. A combination of the height and no rails in this temporary situation presented very real fall dangers. And clambering up the sides of truck trailers presents more opportunity for serious injury. John Holland commissioned portable height access product maker SafeSmart Access to custom design and build a platform that would fit the job perfectly.
Case Study: Keeping Workers Safe from Above
ProScaf 80mL, 10kPa Overhead Walkway with heavy duty rockfall netting
Clever Scaff System Keeps Tunnel Construction on the Low Down
And Cleaner Air for Workers. Sydney’s roadways are undergoing an unprecedented amount of renewal over the course of 2017 and into 2018, including major freeway upgrades and tunnelling projects, for …
Yancoal Gain Safe and Smart Access to Plant Equipment
Mining company Yancoal operate an open-cut site – Mount Thorley Warkworth. On a site like this, machinery and plant equipment are always on the go. To maintain a profitable schedule, …
Added Safety for Lendlease at Kingsford Smith Drive
Kingsford Smith Drive in Brisbane is one of the major arterial roads that connect the airport to the CBD. That’s why, in anticipation of growing traffic volumes, the road is …
Steps to Smart Safety at Northconnex
Northconnex is a new tunnel project that upon completion will link the M1 Pacific motorway at Wahroonga with the Hills M2 Motorway at West Pennant Hills, taking the traffic-volume strain from the very busy Pennant Hills Road and Cumberland Highway. At one site, concreting for capping a beam was required. The challenge presented by such large pits is worker access during shotcrete application.
WestConnex Pedestrian Access Goes Unhindered
WestConnex is a new motorway project that aims to reduce congestion for vehicles travelling to the CBD and the Port Botany precinct from the northwest and southwest of Sydney. The project encompasses several components – the new M5 motorway tunnel between Beverly Hills and St Peters, the widening of the M4 at the Parramatta end, and the plans to build the Sydney Gateway and the M4-M5 link, making the route somewhat of a semi-ring road.
Conquip BulkX Comes to Australian Construction
Conquip Engineering Group are a UK-based construction consultancy and project efficiency company. They offer a diverse range of services—from bulk excavation to engineering, logistics consultancy to environmentally-conscious construction practices—and are bringing their flagship solution to Australia via SafeSmart Access – the BulkX System.
CAD Drawings Bring Customised Scaffolding to Life for Lendlease
Another successful job utilising Proscaf, for Lendlease. SafeSmart offers CAD modelling for pre-install visualisation.
Monadelphous Gain Ease of Access, Tanks to SafeSmart
Major projects construction company Monadelphous have been building Origin Energy’s new facility in Durham Downs, Queensland. This new gas facility required the installation of new water tanks. And the maintenance …
Case Study: SafeSmart Has Lendlease Singing from the Crane Tops
A big part of the Barangaroo project in Sydney is the new casino and commercial and residential tower developments.
Avalon Report: SafeSmart Aviation Get Amongst It
Claimed by organisers as the biggest airshow in the southern hemisphere, the 2017 Australian International Airshow attracted over 200,000 people during its three public days. In the week leading up …
Westside Story: Penrith Station Gets a Lift
As part of a $150 million government plan to improve access to six key Western Sydney railway stations, Penrith Station is undergoing works.
Two-Way Traffic for Productivity
It may be one thing to recognise that height safety is a big issue in Australian construction for worker welfare, but quite another to also recognise that when utilised properly, premium height access products increase productivity.
SafeSmart Brings Truck Loading to the Next Level
The Victorian Level Crossing Removal Project is in full swing, and aims to remove 20 dangerous level crossings across Melbourne by 2018, and a total of 50 level crossings across Victoria by 2022.
SafeSmart Gain Access to Land Forces
Maintenance of vehicles and other modes of transport and combat machinery is an essential element of an effective defence force. Of course, forces like the ADF do this to a tee.
Proscaf: Kwikstage Has Left the Building
There have been only a handful of developments in scaffolding in its long history of existence. The introduction of aluminium is the most notable innovation in this time; it has provided lightweight manoeuvrability paired with strength, saving contractors millions of dollars due to increased speed of installation and easier handling.
Buildcorp and St Vincent’s on High with Smart Access Solution
Safe Evacuations with SafeSmart – When Purchase Beats Hire
SafeSmart Access to Exhibit at Dallas Aviation Week
SafeSmart Access will be exhibiting at one of the biggest aviation MRO (Maintenance, Repair and Overhauls) events in the world – MRO Americas Aviation Week, April 5-7 2016.
The Growing Edge Protection Shortcut Phenomenon: a Deadly Exercise
With the internet opening up markets around the world for individuals and businesses, the job of acquisition has been made easier, with access to a greater range of products and tools at competitive prices. Of course this choice opens up the possibility of a greater variation in quality, as well as having purchasers inadvertently breaking the law or breaching compliance regulations. Put simply: in Australia, our rules can be much different to their rules.
Blackhawk Up for a Few More Years Yet
An Australian Blackhawk work platform maker is spreading its wings beyond the Pacific, with serious interest from the helicopter’s country of origin: the US. Having replaced the iconic Vietnam War-era Bell UH-1 Iroquois helicopter, the Sikorsky Blackhawk has become one of the world’s most recognisable of rotary aircrafts.
Access Industry Compliance: the Labels for Life
There are many variables at a worksite that present danger to workers. The environment is constantly changing – machinery being repositioned, structures changing size and shape and the ground can be stable one day, yet unstable the next due to excavation.
SafeSmart Solves a Temporary Pedestrian Bridge Challenge at Barangaroo
The SafeSmart Access SmartStairs system is a modular design that provides pedestrian access for temporary or permanent applications.
The brief from Qantas Engineering department was to design and install a mobile cabin access to the rear exit door of the B737. The platform needed a sturdy deck that would fit with the contour of the plane and remove any fall from height hazard during mandatory works on this area.
Adjustable Access Stairs – for Excavation Access
UPDATE 2018: this product his since become a popular flagship product from the SafeSmart-branded range, now called ‘AdjustaStairs‘. The SafeSmart Access Adjustable Aluminium Safety Stairs provide an ideal access option for …
After receiving several enquiries and orders over the past few months for temporary pedestrian bridges on sites, SafeSmart has launched a new range of pedestrian access bridges. These bridges are 1200mm wide and come in various lengths to give you instant access over penetrations, trenches and voids. Handrails and toeboards each side make them fully compliant to relevant Australian standards.
After Australian Helicopters secured the contract to service four new bases in Victoria for emergency air services, SafeSmart was successful in winning the design and supply of maintenance stands for each site. These will be delivered to Essendon, Latrobe Valley, Bendigo and Warrnambool over the next 12 months as each site is commissioned. The platforms consisted of 2 side platforms and a tail platform suited to the Augusta Westland 139 aircraft.
North West Rail Link
North West Rail Link Contractor TJHD JV commissioned SafeSmart to proceed with the manufacture of the Cross Passage access platforms. These platforms will be used for walkways and access into the cross passages as well as providing loading docks for equipment and materials. Over 6 metres in length, these platforms can be joined to allow continuous, unobstructed access.
Coming Soon – Fold Flat Portable Stairs
Months of development and testing are almost at an end with the impending release of our new portable stair design. As well as the famous adjustable height and self-levelling capability, this new model will have the ability to fold completely flat.
SafeSmart Global expands further
SafeSmart Access Canada has moved forward into the Oil and Gas industry in Saskatchewan and western Canada. This exciting development unlocks an opportunity to better service our international clients including BHP, Rio Tinto and other mining operators.
A380 Spot Maintenance Platform Design
SafeSmart Access is undergoing a new design for an aluminium platform to service the Airbus A380 and the Boeing 747 and 787 Dreamliner. This revolutionary mobile platform will allow maintenance checks to be conducted with ease.
Cantilever Platform Release
In August 2013, SafeSmart released a new range of maintenance platforms, aimed at the machinery maintenance, heavy construction, and industrial maintenance market. The unique feature of these platforms was the large, self-supported 1m cantilever section, allowing users to reach over obstacles and get closer than ever before to their work area without reaching out from the platform.
Bridgedeck Access System Developed
After a Plant Hire client approached SafeSmart in May 2013, seeking a cost-effective, versatile and easy system to change windscreens on their range of road rollers, we looked inside our broad range to see what could be utilised to provide a solution to their access problem. The product had to be height and width adjustable to suit different makes and models of machine, and simple and quick to use for maintenance staff in yards across the country.