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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.

Procedures for entering confined space

27 November, 2018

Confined space entry procedures are critical; before any worker enters a permit-required confined space, a system of procedures and precautions must be followed.

Cirlock Ratchet Strap Column/Skirt Confined Space Cover

01 November, 2018

Cirlock provides a range of confined space covers which are specifically designed to be rapidly fitted to a range of confined space entry points including vessels, tower skirts and columns.

Mine safety amendments take effect

03 May, 2018

Amendments to mine and petroleum site safety regulations have now come into effect.

Getting confined spaces back into harmony

14 December, 2017 by Gordon Cadzow, Secretary, Working at Height Association (WAHA)

The model code of practice for working in confined spaces is far from being national; therefore, companies need to be aware of the differences that exist across various jurisdictions.

Self-driving truck tested by Volvo in underground mine

12 September, 2016

A video has been released of Volvo's self-driving truck undergoing testing in an underground mine for the first time.

Sitting all day may be worse for your health than you think

22 March, 2016

Sitting for a good part of your day? Maybe you exercise before or after work? New research shows this may not be enough.

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