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 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.
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.
Capital Safety has launched i-Safe 2.0, an upgrade to the i-Safe Intelligent Safety System.
SafeWork SA is investigating two separate incidents over two days, both involving workers suffering critical injuries from falls.
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)’.
A trans-Tasman inspection campaign has found that the construction industry's compliance with fall prevention legislation has improved in regional areas.
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.
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.
A two-day WorkSafe Victoria campaign targeting construction sites in South Yarra has identified a large number of safety breaches.
A website dedicated to fall protection products and information was launched recently by Miller.
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.