With workplace risk profiles constantly changing and the training and equipment maintenance requirements increasing each year, many organisations go into reactive mode with regards to managing their working at heights systems and PPE.
In order to increase the life and compliance of height safety PPE, the equipment should be regularly cleaned.
Two serious workplace falls in less than two weeks have prompted a WorkSafe Victoria warning about the dangers of working at heights.
The impact of technology and a shift in the safety culture on work sites is leading to a more widespread adoption of and adherence to safety practices.
Did you know roof workers' lives could be at risk if the anchors they use are not correct for the application?
The SafetyLink FrogLine horizontal surface-mounted lifeline has a low-profile design, which combines energy-absorbing capabilities into every intermediate, end and corner anchor, consequently incorporating the line energy absorbers into the system.
Each year more than 150 workers are injured while undertaking tree work, but a new project aims to address safety in the industry.
Falling objects at construction sites will be the target of WorkSafe inspections during a three-week blitz in Victoria.
For workers at height the number one safety concern is preventing a fall, whether it be a person or an object.
Ergodyne's topped parts pouches 5528 (canvas) and 5538 (tarpaulin) feature a hands-free, self-closing Trap Door top preventing items inside from dropping from heights, even when the pouch is tipped over.
Capital Safety has released a redesigned and upgraded 3M Protecta PRO Full-Body Harness Range for fall protection.
An inspection program of construction sites in Perth has found a high level of compliance with workplace safety laws.
Capital Safety has added the DBI-SALA ExoFit STRATA harness to its line of fall protection solutions, a full body safety harness designed and tested with data-driven, third-party research.
Despite alarming statistics provided by Safe Work Australia that indicate falls from height remain the number one cause of death in the construction industry, many workers continue to avoid using proper fall protection equipment.
Going back 12 to 18 months ago, the height safety industry was abuzz with information, publications and news items about the changes to Australian Standard AS/NZS 5532. But now that the dust has settled, have we all become a little too complacent?