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Sayfa is now Kattsafe

We’ve built a name for ourselves by continuously innovating safer, simpler height access and fall protection systems, and now it’s time for our business to evolve too.

Bringing everything we do under one new name makes it even simpler to work with us and use our products. And behind it all, we’re still the same team, quality products, and customer service that you’ve come to expect.

Update to Australian Standard AS1657:2018

Update to Australian Standard AS1657:2018

We discuss briefly the changes to this Australian Standard and any new responsibilities that may come from its update.

Did you know there is an Industry Code for AS1657? View the video for more information.

What are the changes and how do they affect me?
Do your systems comply?

With the changes to the AS1657:2018 is it time to check if your buildings, practices and systems are still up to standard? Contact the sales team on 1300 301 755 or sales@kattsafe.com.au to organise a height safety audit.

Don't panic!

Australian Standard 1657:2018 (fixed platforms and stairs, walkways and ladders - design, construction and installation) has been updated but the reality is not much will affect Kattsafe products or installation. The changes include clarification to certain words and phrases and updated drawings to align with the relevant clauses. While this review has addressed some issues found in AS1657:2013, according to Standards Australia, "the bulk of the Standard is not affected by this revision".

What has changed?

Some changes include:

  • Clarification to the word ‘level’, which generally meant replacing it with less ambiguous words. Definitions for ladder flight and landings have been revised to replace the word ‘level’.

  • Figure 5.4(b) has been revised to align with the text of the Clause relating to rectangular handrails.

  • Clauses 5.6.4 and 5.6.5 have been revised.

  • Clause 7.3.6(a) is accompanied by a new figure, which has been included to clarify the ‘length of the landing’.

  • Figures 7.5 and 7.9 have been revised to align with the text of the relevant clauses.

That's the good news ...

So, at the end of the day, basically clarification on some clauses and one or two updated drawings that have little impact to Kattsafe products or their installation.

To view a preview and purchase a copy of the new AS1657-2018 Standard go to SAI Global.

Need more information? Contact Kattsafe on 1300 301 755 or sales@kattsafe.com.au and we can clarify any concerns that you may have about the impact of the updates to AS1657:2018.