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Government report on workplace fatalities

03 July, 2007 by

The ‘Notified Fatalities Collection’, initiated by the federal government’s Australian Safety and Compensation Council (ASCC), obtains records of Australian work-related fatalities for both employees and self-employed workers.


Man dies in hospital after city fall

27 June, 2007 by

A 35-year-old window cleaner has died in hospital after falling about 12 metres from an office building.


Real-time inspection

21 May, 2007 by | Supplied by: 3M Fall Protection

The i-Safe Intelligent Safety System is RFID-equipped fall protection equipment with web-based information management to maximise the effectiveness and minimise the total cost of safety programs.


Height safety warning follows three incidents in Vic

11 May, 2007 by

WorkSafe Vic has issued a general warning on working at height following two height-related fatalities and two injuries in the past week.


Scaffolding licence changes

27 April, 2007 by

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland has reported changes to licensing requirements for workers involved in scaffolding, rigging, crane operation, pressure equipment or loadshifting equipment.


Intelligent safety system

19 April, 2007 by | Supplied by: 3M Fall Protection

DBI-SALA introduces i-Safe, a revolutionary safety system delivering real-time solutions for inspection, inventory control and information management. i-Safe combines RFID equipped fall protection equipment with web-based information management to simplify the management of safety programs.


Harnesses and lanyards

19 April, 2007 by | Supplied by: http://www.spanset.com.au/

Introducing the new BLUE range of harnesses and lanyards from SpanSet. Made in Australia, these AS/NZ 1891.1 approved premium harnesses and lanyards are manufactured to ensure comfort, safety and practicality. The soft, breathable composite mesh and foam padding gives the harness form, virtually eliminates tangling and enhances the likelihood of correct fitting. All BLUE lanyards are made using lightweight yet robust double-action snap hooks and scaffold hooks and are available in plain webbing, stitch swaged kernmantle rescue standard rope or in elastic configurations.


Height safety beats the heat at Gainsborough

19 April, 2007 by | Supplied by: Workplace Access & Safety Pty Ltd

The heat was on at Gainsborough Hardware Industries quite literally when a faulty air conditioner remained at a standstill all last summer until height safety systems were installed on a brittle roof


Post fall rescue kit

20 March, 2007 by | Supplied by: http://www.spanset.com.au/

Work at height - is your risk assessment complete?


Frontal fall arrest harness

25 January, 2007 by | Supplied by: 3M Fall Protection

The AB119/2AU harness has been created by Protecta in response to market demand for a frontal attachment point to the recently-released tower workers harness.


Height safety training

25 January, 2007 by Wendy Cramer

Falling from height continues to be one of the most common causes of workplace injury and fatality in Australia. Would specific, accredited training reduce these statistics?


Rescue simulation at 22 metres

01 December, 2006 by

Beaver staff recently simulated a 22-metre high rescue and recovery to demonstrate to an audience of 213 why the use of standards-approved abseil equipment is safer in industrial rescue scenarios.


High risk standard for WA

09 October, 2006 by

West Australian workers performing identified high risk work will need to be licensed as of 2007.


Anti-slip stairs and steps

18 September, 2006 by | Supplied by: http://www.floorsafe.com.au

Floorsafe International has introduced a 12 mm thick rubber stair tread to prevent slips and falls.


Safety warning for young workers

30 August, 2006 by

SafeWork SA has issued a safety warning to employers about the risks to young workers by highlighting a successful prosecution.


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