The Arachnipod is a total edge management system based around the concept of an industrial tripod; however, the modular design enables components to be added or removed as required, creating a truly multifunctional system.
The ISC range of fall protection anchor devices has been expanded with the release of the Girder Grip for use in structural steel and the Dyvidag for use in structural concrete. Both are EN795 approved as removable portable anchor devices for use in the construction industry.
The Yale Hydee Brait is a high dielectric-strength rope that is constructed from a co-polymer olefin film converted into an 8-strand plaited rope construction that provides a high degree of grip.
It might come as a surprise to discover that workplace accidents can occur just as easily from employers trying to do the right thing as they can from not following correct procedures.
The Miller by Sperian Revolution Tower Harness is a versatile harness that is suitable for work positioning and confined space rescue.
WorkSafe Victoria will be focusing on the construction and utilities industries in 2009, after that sector was responsible for nearly half of the state's recorded work-related deaths last year. WorkSafe has released a list of safety priorities based on last year's incidents.
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 have been fined for failing to provide a safe workplace following an electrical apprentice falling through a skylight while working on a roof.
The SÖLL Vi-Go is a vertical cable system that can be retrofitted onto existing climbing devices such as ladders and rungs.
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.
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.
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.
Capital Safety has launched i-Safe 2.0, an upgrade to the i-Safe Intelligent Safety System.
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)’.
SafeWork SA is investigating two separate incidents over two days, both involving workers suffering critical injuries from falls.