DBI-SALA's Anchor on the Go is a cost-effective temporary roof anchor point that is suitable for residential, commercial and industrial applications.
NOPSEMA investigations of dangerous occurrences during non-routine lifting and rigging activities, which resulted in dropped objects and failed rigging equipment, have identified a trend in the absence of effective lifting and/or rigging plans.
The revised Australian Standard AS1657 for fixed ladders, platforms and walkways released in October 2013 plugs some serious holes. Guard rails made of rubber, for example, are now explicitly unacceptable.
Mat World has introduced two aluminium stair nosing lines which are designed to help prevent slips and stumbles on stairways.
Flowcrete’s Deckshield car park decking system has been used in a major redevelopment project, at a retail site in Johannesburg.
The technology of Evo-Crete is defying the generally accepted notion that a crack spells the end for the usefulness of a concrete slab.
Crossgrip walkway matting is designed as a safe and easily loose-laid solution for rooftops, gantries and high-level walkways. It provides a slip-resistant surface and protects the roof membrane. Due to its flexible construction, the matting will contour over uneven surfaces and imperfections and provide a permanent and safe walkway for service staff and wheeled equipment.
The modular On-Trak walkway system is an advanced non-slip fibre walkway for access to roof-mounted plant and equipment and safe access over brittle or other risk areas while also ensuring the lifespan of commercial and industrial roof decks. This non-metallic, non-corrosive, fire-retardant fibreglass reinforced plastic (FRP) roof walkway incorporates a multidirectional surface matrix manufactured using premium-grade polyester resin with a composite fibre inlay to enhance the prevention of slips and falls at heights.
A major revamp of the fans and their associated safety and maintenance equipment at the Railcorp Explorer and Endeavour Service Centre in Sydney has been carried out by the Turnkey Fitout Division of Fanquip. The Service Centre, which is located in the North Eveleigh Precinct at Australian Technology Park, had old and outdated fan equipment that required considerable maintenance, frequently exposing workers to the hazards of working at height.
Two companies have recently been fined for failing to provide edge protection on a building site, prompting a reminder from WorkSafe WA on the prevention of falls.
The R-MN Safety Treads are tough, anti-slip and chemical-resistant stair nosings for use in harsh, high-traffic commercial areas such as factories, mines and offshore environments.
The On-Trak Walkway System, with its ease of installation, lightweight construction and non-slip surface, provides a maintenance-free solution to roof access and safety walkways for commercial and industrial roofs.
The evolution 200 horizontal lifeline system addresses the needs of inadequate overhead anchorage structures and lengthy spans found in applications that require horizontal mobility such as truck, bus, railcar and crane rail inspection and maintenance.
Failure to properly carry out a WorkCover Works Improvement Notice issued two years ago cost Visy Paper $140,000 in fines, but nearly cost two people their lives when Visy's boundary wall collapsed into an adjoining car park, narrowly missing them.
Ecoglo step nosings incorporate a photoluminescent strip and an anti-slip mat that together provide clear step-edge contrast. The nosing improves stair visibility and safety, either inside or out and whether day or night.