Height > Fall restraint

Fall prevention with low conductivity

01 July, 2008

The Live Line range of fall protection harnesses is designed to resist electrical conductivity and addresses the needs of utility workers who are faced with the dangerous task of working on both high- and low-voltage live lines from an EWP vehicle.


Two fatal falls in June

26 June, 2008

WorkSafe Victoria has called on employers and workers to maximise fall prevention safety after the deaths of two men in June.


Victorian builders failing height safety

12 June, 2008

A campaign targeting fall prevention in the Victorian construction industry has found greater efforts are needed to reduce the high rate of fatalities and serious injuries.


National COP for fall prevention

07 May, 2008

The Australian Safety and Compensation Council (ASCC) declared the National Code of Practice for the Prevention of Falls in General Construction (General Falls Code) at its meeting in Canberra recently.


Retractable fall protection system

21 April, 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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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