Height > Fall restraint

Power station fall a warning to all

12 January, 2009

WorkSafe Victoria has issued a warning about the dangers of working at height, following a recent 30–40 m fall by a worker at a Victorian power plant.

Two companies fined over workplace fall

05 January, 2009

Two companies have been fined for failing to provide a safe workplace following an electrical apprentice falling through a skylight while working on a roof.

Fall arrest retrofit

01 January, 2009

The SÖLL Vi-Go is a vertical cable system that can be retrofitted onto existing climbing devices such as ladders and rungs.

Static line system

13 November, 2008

The Travel-8 static line system and Pilot horizontal shuttle traveller permit continuous and effective fall-arrest protection across all roof surfaces and along potential fall edges at roof perimeters.

Tagline system

11 October, 2008

The Power tagline system is designed to provide easy access to obstructed self retracting lifelines (SRLs) mounted overhead. The unit lowers the SRL line with the push of a button, allowing access to the SRL connecting hook for connection to a harness. Once the work is complete, the line is raised out of the way.

FrogLink safety anchor

11 October, 2008

The FrogLink lanyard anchor incorporates loops of steel resembling frog’s legs that expand in the event of a fall, reducing the force on the anchor point from 25.76 kN to just 3.1 kN — with less risk of injury to the rescued worker or damage to the roof.

PS: Safety monitoring system

11 October, 2008

Capital Safety has launched i-Safe 2.0, an upgrade to the i-Safe Intelligent Safety System.

Two serious falls in two days

29 September, 2008

SafeWork SA is investigating two separate incidents over two days, both involving workers suffering critical injuries from falls.

New falls prevention code to make construction sites safer

29 September, 2008

WorkSafe Victoria has just released a new Compliance Code — ‘Prevention of falls in general construction’, replacing the existing ‘Prevention of Falls in General Construction Code of Practice No. 28 (2004)’.

Regional areas improve fall prevention safety

26 September, 2008

A trans-Tasman inspection campaign has found that the construction industry's compliance with fall prevention legislation has improved in regional areas.

Resist fall protection

18 August, 2008

The Resist range of fall protection gear is designed to resist the detrimental effects that grease, oil, paint, dirt and grime place on fall protection harnesses and shock absorbing lanyards.

Protective lanyard cover

18 August, 2008

The Lanyard Cover is an optional accessory item for use with shock absorbing lanyards. It is designed to prevent damage while prolonging the life of the lanyard by shielding its webbing or rope tails from the various elements encountered in fall protection.

South Yarra construction sites found unsafe

07 August, 2008

A two-day WorkSafe Victoria campaign targeting construction sites in South Yarra has identified a large number of safety breaches.

Fall protection website launched

17 July, 2008

A website dedicated to fall protection products and information was launched recently by Miller.

Fall arrest anchor

01 July, 2008

The RetroLink abseiling and fall arrest anchor has an unobtrusive design that requires no special tooling and minimal penetration to the roof sheeting. It can be installed onto a metal C or Z purlin, where no access is available from underneath the roof.

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