Height

Don't fall for it: reducing workplace slips, trips and falls

08 April, 2021

SafeWork SA has urged workplaces to have adequate systems in place to reduce the risk of falls, after it recorded 357 interventions about falls from height.


Shed company facing charges over worker fall death

23 March, 2021

A Western Australian shed building company is facing prosecution for an incident that left one worker dead and another injured, after falling from height.


Truss maker fined $40,000 over lack of fall protection

22 February, 2021

A Melbourne truss maker has been fined $40,000 after a serious safety breach at a building site in Cranbourne North.


Company fined $45K after woman falls into skip bin

17 February, 2021

A Gippsland tip operator has been fined $45,000 after a woman fell 2.5 metres into a skip bin, sustaining severe injuries to her ribs and spine.


At height: risk assessments, dos & don'ts and fall protection systems

15 February, 2021 by Richard Millar, Chief Executive Officer, Working at Height Association | Supplied by: Working at Height Association

A height safety authority sets out the importance of risk assessments and fall protection systems, and offers some key dos and don'ts of working at height safety.


Alcoa fined $210,000 over workplace death

05 February, 2021

Alcoa of Australia has been fined $210,000 after a contractor fell to his death at the Kwinana Alumina Refinery in 2015.


Scaffolding solution secures construction safety award

15 January, 2021 | Supplied by: ScaffShield

ScaffShield received the National Excellence in Workplace Health and Safety Award (Commercial) at the 2020 Master Builders National Excellence in Building & Construction Awards.


MSA V-EDGE Self-Retracting Lifeline series

01 January, 2021 | Supplied by: MSA Australia Pty Ltd

The V-EDGE Self-Retracting Lifeline series from MSA Australia is designed for leading edge and foot-level tie-off, with 8- and 20-foot lengths available.


Lower the risks when working at heights

11 December, 2020

Safe Work Australia has released resources about the risks of working at heights, including infographics about ladder safety and causes of falls from heights.


MSA V-SERIES harness line

01 December, 2020 | Supplied by: MSA Australia Pty Ltd

The MSA V-SERIES harness line has been designed to be highly comfortable for the user.


Ready Fence plastic work zone barrier

01 December, 2020 | Supplied by: Ready Fence (NSW) Pty Ltd

The Ready Fence plastic work zone barrier is lightweight and stackable, for ease of transport, and is suitable for crowd control and pedestrian awareness.


Tower crane audit finds limited knowledge among owners

13 November, 2020

A WorkSafe WA inspection program for tower crane maintenance has found that tower crane owners have a limited understanding of inspection procedures for cranes.


SafeWork SA issues expiation for high-risk work without licence

11 November, 2020

SafeWork SA has issued a $2160 expiation to a construction business, for allowing a worker to operate machinery without a high-risk work licence.


Ready Fence plastic expandable barrier

01 November, 2020 | Supplied by: Ready Fence (NSW) Pty Ltd

The plastic expandable barrier from Ready Fence is lightweight, portable and suitable for pedestrian and traffic control problems indoors and outdoors.


Two workers injured following scaffold collapse

13 October, 2020

SafeWork SA has urged businesses who install void scaffolds to ensure they meet Australian Standards, after two workers were injured due to a collapsing scaffold.


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