Height > Fall restraint

Workplace deaths nearly doubled in one week

14 April, 2008

The recent death of a truck driver who fell from a trailer near Rockbank was Victoria’s third work-related fatality in a week.


Honeywell Safety Products Tower harness

20 March, 2008

The Revolution tower harness comes with a rear dorsal dee ring with 300 mm extension for fall arrest attachment, along with frontal fall arrest attachment, confined space loops and pelvic dee rings for work positioning.


Retractable fall protection system

20 March, 2008

The EZ-Line retractable horizontal lifeline system eases the stress of installing, recoiling and removing temporary horizontal lifeline systems by incorporating a built-in retractor device. The entire 18 m system is easily deployed and retracted from its compact, hand-held housing. The system also reduces the burden on wearers by weighing in 33% lighter than most horizontal lifeline systems.


Inspectors targeting working at height

06 March, 2008

WorkSafe Victoria’s February crackdown on dangerous work at height on housing and small to medium construction sites will continue through to the end of March.


New fall protection standards

22 January, 2008 by Lyn Watts, Sperian

The updated Australian and New Zealand Standard for the manufacture of fall protection harnesses and lanyards, AS/NZS 1891 Part 1, was released late 2007


Accredited high-rise anchor points

26 November, 2007

The National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) now provides an inspection accreditation program focusing on safety for maintenance workers who work on high-rise buildings.


Hydration at height

19 October, 2007

SpanSet has an agreement with the hydration experts in Australia to incorporate the CamelBak reservoirs into harnesses and miners belts.


Falls from heights a deadly issue

05 July, 2007

ACT WorkCover stated that Coroner, Maria Doogan found the 2004 death of a worker on an ACT construction site was due to the employer’s failure to provide fall protection.


Man dies in hospital after city fall

27 June, 2007

A 35-year-old window cleaner has died in hospital after falling about 12 metres from an office building.


Real-time inspection

21 May, 2007

The i-Safe Intelligent Safety System is RFID-equipped fall protection equipment with web-based information management to maximise the effectiveness and minimise the total cost of safety programs.


Height safety warning follows three incidents in Vic

11 May, 2007

WorkSafe Vic has issued a general warning on working at height following two height-related fatalities and two injuries in the past week.


Harnesses and lanyards

19 April, 2007

Introducing the new BLUE range of harnesses and lanyards from SpanSet. Made in Australia, these AS/NZ 1891.1 approved premium harnesses and lanyards are manufactured to ensure comfort, safety and practicality. The soft, breathable composite mesh and foam padding gives the harness form, virtually eliminates tangling and enhances the likelihood of correct fitting. All BLUE lanyards are made using lightweight yet robust double-action snap hooks and scaffold hooks and are available in plain webbing, stitch swaged kernmantle rescue standard rope or in elastic configurations.


Intelligent safety system

19 April, 2007

DBI-SALA introduces i-Safe, a revolutionary safety system delivering real-time solutions for inspection, inventory control and information management. i-Safe combines RFID equipped fall protection equipment with web-based information management to simplify the management of safety programs.


Post fall rescue kit

20 March, 2007

Work at height - is your risk assessment complete?


Frontal fall arrest harness

25 January, 2007

The AB119/2AU harness has been created by Protecta in response to market demand for a frontal attachment point to the recently-released tower workers harness.


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