Two serious workplace falls in less than two weeks have prompted a WorkSafe Victoria warning about the dangers of working at heights.
The 'professional end' of businesses are constantly working to improve their operations — and are extremely proficient at so doing. However, at the smaller end of the market where tradespeople are working from business owners’ height safety systems, or on sites where there are no systems of fall protection at all, significant problems remain.
Did you know roof workers' lives could be at risk if the anchors they use are not correct for the application?
The SafetyLink FrogLine horizontal surface-mounted lifeline has a low-profile design, which combines energy-absorbing capabilities into every intermediate, end and corner anchor, consequently incorporating the line energy absorbers into the system.
Technology that enables employees to safely work in hard-to-reach areas on and around roofs is very important for those in the industry.
Each year more than 150 workers are injured while undertaking tree work, but a new project aims to address safety in the industry.
Falling objects at construction sites will be the target of WorkSafe inspections during a three-week blitz in Victoria.
For workers at height the number one safety concern is preventing a fall, whether it be a person or an object.
The SafeQuip 'Boots on the Ground' range of cargo restraint systems and accessories is designed to allow truck drivers to keep their boots on the ground while loading and securing cargo in transit.
Ergodyne's topped parts pouches 5528 (canvas) and 5538 (tarpaulin) feature a hands-free, self-closing Trap Door top preventing items inside from dropping from heights, even when the pouch is tipped over.
RISsafety trained inspectors provide on-site inspection and certification of height safety, height access and confined space systems to ensure businesses meet the requirements of Australian standards and legislation.
The SuperCraneTower is designed to provide safe and comfortable stair access for crane drivers and other users of cranes such as servicemen, repairmen and rescue teams.
Tragically, one worker has been killed and four have been seriously injured after falls from ladders in NSW in the past two months.