ShedSafe Accreditation

In March 2006 Cyclone Larry struck in North Queensland and caused considerable damage to many structures across the region, including steel sheds. As a result of these failures, Government Regulators and Building Certifiers called on the Australian Steel Institute to facilitate improved Standards by the steel shed industry in all regions of Australia.

ShedSafe is an accreditation scheme managed by the Australian Steel Institute, designed to assist shed buyers in making an informed purchase decision.

ShedSafe accreditation is your guarantee that:

1. The Shed Company has undergone a review by an independent 3rd party

Samples of the designs and engineering (plans and structural calculations) used by The Shed Company have been subjected to a design check and documentation review process. This has been undertaken by an independent third party structural engineer and these have met the ShedSafe accreditation criteria.

2. The Shed Company has assured our compliance

The Shed Company has signed and submitted documentation confirming that all our shed designs are in accordance with the Australian Steel Institute Design Guide Portal Frame Sheds and Garages (2009).

3. The Shed Company will recommend a shed design suitable for your site location and use

The Shed Company outlets have undertaken training and will recommend a shed with a design suitable for your specific site and building use. The Shed Company supports this claim with site specific engineering.

Every building from The Shed Company is specifically designed and engineered for the site at which the building will be constructed. Site specific engineering is a set of engineering documents that are provided by our engineer exclusively for your site. These are your assurance and peace of mind that the engineer has seen and certified your project.

4. The Shed Company will consider wind loads 

The Shed Company outlets can determine the correct application of Wind Loads for your site, based on the information supplied.

ShedSafe accreditation cannot be purchased it has to be earned. The Shed Company has been following ShedSafe practices since its inception in 2005, hence the phrase ‘Discover The Shed Company Difference’. The investment in our people through extensive training and the implementation of the site specific engineering process from years ago has ensured that these practices have been a way of life’ for The Shed Company for some time.

If your Shed supplier isn't ShedSafe accredited you should ask yourself, why not?