ATTAR offers a range of compliance and risk assessment services to identify foreseeable hazards affecting users of buildings and facilities and to address legislative requirements. A range of testing protocols, both qualitative and quantitative, are available to support the compliance assessment process.
ATTAR also assists clients that require incident investigation and can supply experienced expert witnesses that specialise in areas of property risk and compliance.
Slip/fall incident investigation and expert witness services
Provision of an Expert Witness Report following an incident, based on expert on-site inspection and measurement of all relevant parameters.
Overall management of flooring systems
This includes preparing of floor management plans & registers, protocols for risk-based testing and the assessment of new materials.
Pedestrian movement evaluation
Assessment of pedestrian precincts for pedestrian slip, trip and fall hazard identification as well as disability access/mobility issues.
Flooring failure investigation
This includes laboratory evaluation of affected materials.
Testing of flooring surfaces in accordance with AS 4663, Handbook SA HB 198 and National Construction Code (NCC) requirements. Accelerated Wear testing to assess the ability of a floor or walkway surface to maintain slip resistance properties.
Stairways and balustrading assessment
Physical measurements and related verifications in order to establish compliance with the National Construction Code (NCC) requirements.
Lighting and contrast assessment
Testing for luminance contrast in relation to building elements, stair nosing, tactile ground surface indicators (TGSI) and disability access surfaces to assess compliance with AS 1428 and National Construction Code (NCC) requirements. Evaluation of interior illumination in accordance with AS 1680 and exterior illumination in accordance with AS/NZS 1158 in order to assess compliance and to examine contributing factors for accidents which may have occurred.
Demonstrate legislative compliance
We carry out inspection and testing of the physical environment to establish legislative compliance with regard to human safety. Evaluations include applicable elements of the National Construction Code (NCC), State building regulations and Australian Standards.
Mitigate risk exposure
We provide advice on reducing or eliminating specific risks that we have identified, based on our extensive experience in preparing expert reports for property loss and personal injury legal cases.
We provide comprehensive incident investigations, identifying both the failure mechanism (the ‘how’) and the root cause (the ‘why’), by means of specialised inspection and testing of the physical environment.