Safelift Consultancy provides specialty services for zip-lines and other adventure activity structures. We ensure these systems stay safe and legally compliant. This includes,
- Climbing walls
- Abseil towers and platforms
- Anchoring structures
- High ropes courses
Inspect Structures and Procedures
By law all zip lines must be inspected at least every 6 months by an advanced rigger. More inspections are needed if,
- Structure is exposed to severe storm
- An incident occurs using the zip line
Servicing, Repairs and Rebuilds
Repairs and modifications to a flying fox must be done by competent and qualified personnel. Otherwise if a component fails leading to death or injury it is considered an offense under OHS laws.
Testing and Compliance Certificates
All flying foxes must be certified to a maximum weight of participant. Testing is required using weights to twice the expected capacity or more. Compliance testing ensures there is no “slippage” in the system. Also that there is reserve capacity for rescue personnel if needed.
Certificates must be produced by a NATA accredited engineer verifying that structures meets Australian Standards.
Staff Training and Education
A risk of incident still exists even when everything is built correctly. Zipline operators must be trained for,
- Correct use of equipment to avoid damage
- Demonstrate proper use of zipline to participants
- Be proficient in rescue techniques and procedures
Inadequate training is a breach under work place duty of care. We can train your staff in all aspects of flying fox operation.
Supply Hardware and Equipment
All zipline components must “be rated”. This means the maximum Safe Working Load is stamped on the hardware or is documented via destruction testing. A single unrated item will make the system non-compliant. Such a zipline cannot be used.
Rated hardware can be costly when buying retail. Relationships with wholesalers means we can bring you performance gear at reasonable prices.