ASI ShedSafe site check

November 21, 2018

As you know ShedSafe is an initiative of the Australian Steel Institute (ASI) that seeks to ensure that sheds comply with the Building Code of Australia improving credibility and sustainability for the steel shed industry and have shed designs that conform to local government requirements.

Since the devastation caused by Cyclone Larry in 2006, the ASI has responded by introducing a series of design compliance and audit tools which have been widely adopted by the shed industry.

We are very pleased to advise that in early 2019 we will be launching our next initiative, ‘Site Check’, a web-based site classification tool specifically designed for the steel shed industry.

I had the opportunity to let our colleagues at the AIBS Chapter Conference know about Site Check at their recent conference. It generated a lot of questions and interest.
National Manager ShedSafe, Neil Creek at the AIBS Chapter Conference October 2018

The purpose of the tool is to provide re-sellers and consumers with accurate shed site-specific wind speed classification for every shed site.

Benefits of this exciting new development include: • All quotations for the same site will use the same engineering design criteria • Ability to pin the site for accurate site assessment for any location in Australia • Re-sellers can email the Site Check link to consumers to pin their site • Save time, effort, cost and arguments as Building Certifiers readily accept ShedSafe site report • Consumers can be encouraged to look for wind speed site ratings on all quotes, thereby exposing any non-compliance • All ShedSafe accredited manufacturers will be using the Site Check programme

We’ll be back in touch in the next few months to give you an update and show you what the site software looks like. In the meantime, if you have questions, give your supplier a call or email me at ShedSafe neilc@steel.org.au

*ShedSafe is an initiative of the Australian Steel Institute

*ShedSafe is a registered trade mark held by the Australian Steel Institute