Confined spaces

Company fined for asbestos violation

02 February, 2021

SafeWork SA has fined a principal contractor $3600 after they failed to review an asbestos register, thereby exposing workers to asbestos.

New complications in construction's confined space environs

19 October, 2020 by Richard Millar, Chief Executive Officer, Working at Height Association | Supplied by: Working at Height Association

Ensuring construction workers are appropriately protected when engaged in confined space environments remains cruicial amid COVID-19 and its new challenges.

VBA urges COVID-19 caution as building, plumbing continue

20 July, 2020

Following the recent increase in COVID-19 cases in Victoria, the VBA has urged Victorians to take extra precautions when using a builder or plumber.

Bacharach MGS-402 dual-channel gas detection controller

09 June, 2020 | Supplied by: Bacharach

The MGS-402 dual-channel gas detection controller from Bacharach is designed for refrigerant, toxic and combustible gas detection applications.

Developer fined $180K over Enfield building collapse

10 March, 2020

A construction company and its director have been fined a total of $220,000 after excavations led to the collapse of a neighbouring building.

Fanquip portable blower/extractor range

26 February, 2020 | Supplied by: Fanquip

Fanquip portable blower extractors are designed to be used for a range of applications that require ventilation of confined spaces.

Know the steps: key elements of a confined space procedure

04 November, 2019 by Ash Mayor* | Supplied by: 3M Safety & Graphics

Planning, accessing, working safely in and around and rescuing from a confined space are the key elements of confined space safety, as Ash Mayor explains.

Factors in an effective confined space rescue plan

23 September, 2019 by Paul Bozkurt* | Supplied by: Paramount Safety

Working in confined spaces comes with significant hazards, making rescue plans imperative. LINQ Height Safety's Paul Bozkurt outlines some key factors.

Managing diesel engine exhaust in underground mines

19 August, 2019

Australian research into physical and chemical properties of nano diesel particles in an underground mine considers potential health effects on workers.

Emerson Rosemount 628 Universal Gas Sensor

10 July, 2019 | Supplied by: Emerson Automation Solutions

Emerson Rosemount 628 electrochemical toxic gas sensors now measure carbon monoxide (CO) and oxygen depletion (O2) in addition to hydrogen sulfide (H2S).

Using drones in confined space inspection

10 May, 2019 by Jason De Silveira* | Supplied by: Nexxis Equipment Hire

Confined space inspections can be slow, dangerous and costly, but the use of drones could improve safety for all involved in the process.

How to choose the best gas detector

01 May, 2019 | Supplied by: CAC Gas & Instrumentation

Gas detection instruments are lifesaving devices. It is essential that you choose the best product to meet your specific application and working environment.

Ecotech AQMesh small sensor air quality monitoring device

09 April, 2019 | Supplied by: Ecotech Pty Ltd

The Ecotech AQMesh is a small sensor air quality monitoring device.

CAC harsh-area gas sampling system

13 March, 2019 | Supplied by: CAC Gas & Instrumentation

The CAC harsh-area gas sampling system is a custom-designed single- or multiple-channel sampling system.

Testing gas detection instruments saves lives: Q&A

01 March, 2019 | Supplied by: CAC Gas & Instrumentation

A question and answer session with Greg Shires, Managing Director of CAC GAS & Instrumentation, about the importance of bump testing and calibration.

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