Confined spaces > Regulations

Staying cool: The cost of heat stress in the workplace and how big fans make a big difference

01 October, 2021

High volume, low speed (HVLS) fans can help cool off employees and improve efficiency for the warehouse, manufacturing and distribution sectors.

Union responds to tragic Gregory coalmine collapse

21 September, 2021

In the wake of Sojitz's Gregory Crinum mine collapse, CFMEU Mining & Energy called for work to stop until the body of a worker could be recovered.

Illuminating underground mines: in selecting LED strip lighting

26 July, 2021 by Carinne Pater, General Manager, Mineglow

Effective lighting plays a key role in protecting the health, safety and wellbeing of underground miners and other hazardous area workers.

Anglo American invests in mine safety after Grosvenor report

18 June, 2021

Anglo American has invested $5 million to fund underground mining research, following the release of a report into an incident at Grosvenor Mine in 2020.

Feedback sought for primary standard for gas installation

09 June, 2021

Standards Australia is seeking feedback about the revised standard AS/NZS 5601.1, Gas Installation, to support essential safety requirements.

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

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.

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

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*

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*

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

Using drones in confined space inspection

10 May, 2019 by Jason De Silveira*

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

Injuries and incidents highlighted in mining report

18 February, 2019

A NSW Resources Regulator incident summary has highlighted multiple safety incidents that have recently occurred in the mining sector.

Honeywell DuraHoist 3Pod tripod for confined spaces

29 November, 2018

The Honeywell DuraHoist 3Pod tripod for confined spaces is engineered to provide safe anchorage for employees who work in tight, confined spaces.

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