Height > Fall restraint

Ladder safety systems vs ladder cages: the new shift

20 December, 2021 by Scott Barber*, Chief Executive Officer, Working at Height Association

Only a ladder (caged or otherwise) fitted with a fall arrest system will provide long-term safe access for workers in a way that will minimise the risks involved in climbing.

Construction company fined $320K over death of young worker

06 December, 2021

A WA construction company that failed to provide a safe workplace for a 17-year-old worker, resulting in him falling 12 metres to his death, has been fined $320,000.

At height risks in construction: a more holistic approach

17 November, 2021 by Scott Barber*, Chief Executive Officer, Working at Height Association

Despite a focus from regulators on reducing deaths and serious injuries resulting from falls from height in construction, a more holistic approach is needed.

Qld company fined after worker sustains head injuries in fall from roof

04 November, 2021

A Queensland construction and roofing company has been fined after a 2019 incident in which a worker sustained a severe brain injury after falling through a skylight.

Fall arrest protection: where, when, and how to choose Self-Retracting Lifelines

01 November, 2021

Self-Retracting Lifelines (SRLs) are versatile and used across a wide range of industries, providing vertical fall arrest protection for operatives working on elevated surfaces.

Dropsafe Helideck Perimeter Safety Net

22 October, 2021

The Dropsafe Helideck Perimeter Safety Net system is designed to protect offshore workers and equipment from falling, saving lives and reducing downtime.

Queensland invests in safer heights future for construction

20 September, 2021

The Queensland Government has invested in Gold Coast company Buildsafe to create more local jobs and make the construction industry safer.

Developer fined $75K for multiple safety breaches

26 August, 2021

A developer has been convicted and fined $75,000 for repeatedly failing to address safety issues at a Doncaster building site.

Roof plumber fall lands WA company $450,000 fine

18 August, 2021

A roofing company is one of the first companies to be prosecuted and fined under Western Australia's regime of stronger penalties introduced in October 2018.

Death, injuries from falls from height spark safety warning

16 August, 2021

Victorian workplaces have been urged to reassess the effectiveness of their fall prevention measures, after a spate of falls from height led to injuries and death.

Carpentry firm fined $90,000 after worker falls from height

02 August, 2021

A carpentry company has been convicted and fined after an apprentice worker fell from a height of three metres and sustained serious pelvic and spinal injuries.

Do Fall Protection Harnesses Have a Defined Expiration Date?

01 July, 2021

Determining if a fall protection harness is safe to use can be challenging. Here, MSA details how to check if a harness has passed is expiration date.

Painter fined $40K over fall from skylight

03 June, 2021

A painter has been fined $40,000 and ordered to pay costs of $3574, after a contractor was seriously injured in a fall through a skylight.

WHS breaches prompt over 100 notices for SA construction sites

28 May, 2021

SafeWork SA inspectors have issued more than 100 statutory notices across residential construction sites in South Australia, for height and scaffolding risks.

Residential construction sites mismanaging risk of falls

22 April, 2021

A SafeWork SA safety campaign has identified key trends that reveal the dangers of working at height on residential construction sites.

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