SL7™ – Integrated Building Solutions
Most of SL7™ Innovations calls come from businesses that have been told by WorkSafe or their hazsub certifier that they are non compliant. The common issues being non compliant storage, manufacturing above thresholds in building and non compliant walls or ceilings in their building.
The storage is normally easy to fix as is manufacturing thresholds in most cases, the building non compliance however is not and traditional ‘constructed’ solutions available prior to SL7™ would force some companies to review the viability of their business.
For SL7™ it has raised and identified some major flaws in the connectivity between the building design/build project and the clients operative use of the building.
Starting with new buildings we are asked to consult on, the most common finding is the building meets the building code and is code compliant. It is not however, ‘fit for purpose’ for the clients required use under the hazsub regulations as they relate to the building and the clients operation.
Loosely, the scenario appears to be that the intended building owner/developer commissions an architect/engineer/building company to draw everything up. The design, mechanicals, structural and fire engineering etc that make up the development all meet the building code as it should. Where the buildings fail is the clients intended use and it appears, in our opinion that firstly, there has not been enough detailed consultation with the client around the intended building use and layout. Secondly a lack of understanding of how the HSWA 2017 regulations impact building design and construction as it affects the clients use of the building. The result of this is SL7™ is seeing new buildings completed to building code and non-compliant for clients intended use.
SL7™ with our 240/240 240 FRR solutions has been able to go to site, advise on the required solutions and remediate with affordable solutions getting the client to overall compliance.
WorkSafe has gotten very serious in the pursuit of enforcing their regulations and existing buildings are also becoming a major issue for owners and tenants alike. Until SL7™ came along with our integrated 240/240/240 FRR solutions, businesses have been frustratingly unable to meet the regulatory requirements. Some businesses at the extreme end of the scale are facing either business closure or lengthy and extremely expensive relocation/rebuilds that potentially, leave them in a similar space as before they committed to the process.
SL7™ is very fortunate to be in a position to change this potential outcome with our integrated solutions approach on a case by case basis. If a building isn’t compliant then there is normally a viable solution, made up of a combination of 240/240/240 FRR storage, panels, workrooms, fire engineering, passive fire and housekeeping. At SL7™ we bring these facets together and in most cases can achieve a positive result to the owner/tenant with full compliance and a building fit for purpose.
If you or your company is facing some of these challenges and you are struggling to get the advice or solution you need, then give us a call and we can very quickly assess whether we can help, or at the very least point you in the right direction.