Yes, Safety Made Right For Optus Stadium
Perth multi-purpose stadium is the third-largest stadium in Australia with 60,000 seats capacity. The project took two year of planning, and construction began in 2014, with the stadium completed on time for the start of the 2018 Australian Football League season.
Safemaster was awarded the roof safety contract by Brookfield Multiplex to implement the roof safety solutions due to the expertise in designing and installing various types of fall protection systems across Western Australia’s iconic buildings.
Perth Stadium has adopted fixed roof solution with 85% of the seating are covered by roof. With a structure of such large proportions, it is inevitable that many plant and communication equipment are located on the rooftop areas, or on high-level gantries that require regular access and maintenance.
Following a full site assessment, Safemaster had worked closely with Brookfield Multiplex team to provide optimum solutions that included a series of horizontal lifeline systems, single point anchors, access ladder and walkway systems, offering a safe means of access throughout the stadium for working at heights.
To meet the requirement for the broadcasting needs, Safemaster has custom-designed a suspended platform. The platform is a permanent fixture suspended on the underside of a tier of seating, completed with securely fixed ladder to allow the operator descends onto the platform.
Safety Made Right for Optus Stadium
An implementation strategy has been developed to deliver the project to meet the timeframes, recognising the site construction conditions and operations associated with the project. It was also imperative that the proposed systems fitted the visual aesthetics of the stadium.
Commenting on the project, the managing director Mark Sivewright said “It is a real honour to be involved and contributed in this iconic project which is close to our heart. The stadium is huge, and it’s only when you’re up on the roof that you fully appreciate the true scale of such a structure. Our inspection and maintenance team are committed to ensure that all of our provided equipment are in good working conditions through our annual recertification programme so that the workers using them can do their jobs safely in the knowledge that they are fully protected.”