Facade Access Systems For Perth Children’s Hospital
Safemaster took on the challenge and produced a comprehensive range of facade access systems and fall arrest systems for Perth Children’s Hospital, ranging from fully customised mobile trolleys to access platforms, integrated with railing systems to facilitate rope access operations.
Perth Children’s Hospital is to provide the best possible clinical care for future generations, and serve as the best WA’s outstanding pediatric research. The development includes two main building blocks, north and south blocks which are connected by a centre podium.
Due to the non-conventional shape of the exterior, a unique facade rope access solution is required to facilitate maintenance, without compromising the aesthetics of the building.
With fully integrated engineering and construction, the access platform systems mounted on the building structures, not only provide easy access to the RAPTOR rail systems, but guarantee the highest possible degree of safety.
These permanent facade access systems reduce the operating costs, as no installation knowledge is required for the workers to use the system, in comparison with temporary solutions such as suspended platform systems. It also lower the risk of incidents.
In summary, the installed systems are:
- 17 Facade access trolleys, consisting the use of fold-down ladders and portable ladders
- 9 Custom-designed Facade access platforms to suit specific access needs
- 65 Abseil anchors
- Raptor rail systems, with offset and multi directional trolleys to provide continuous and effective fall protection and rope access
- Vertical lifeline ladder
- Custom-designed Abseil platform
- Horizontal lifeline systems
All systems are designed, manufactured, tested and installed to comply with AS/NZS standards 1891.4, 4488 and 1657.