Height > Fall restraint

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.


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.


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

15 February, 2021 by Richard Millar, Chief Executive Officer, 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.


MSA V-EDGE Self-Retracting Lifeline series

01 January, 2021

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.


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