Height > Fall restraint

Tree safety targeted by new project

20 March, 2017

Each year more than 150 workers are injured while undertaking tree work, but a new project aims to address safety in the industry.

Falling objects targeted by safety inspections

07 February, 2017

Falling objects at construction sites will be the target of WorkSafe inspections during a three-week blitz in Victoria.

What you need to know about fall protection gear for workers… and their tools

06 October, 2016 by Oscar Ratalino, Research & Development Manager, 3M Fall Protection

For workers at height the number one safety concern is preventing a fall, whether it be a person or an object.

Ergodyne topped parts pouches 5528 (canvas) and 5538 (tarpaulin)

01 September, 2016

Ergodyne's topped parts pouches 5528 (canvas) and 5538 (tarpaulin) feature a hands-free, self-closing Trap Door top preventing items inside from dropping from heights, even when the pouch is tipped over.

3M Protecta PRO Fall Protection Full-Body Harness range

05 July, 2016

Capital Safety has released a redesigned and upgraded 3M Protecta PRO Full-Body Harness Range for fall protection.

Good compliance found on Perth construction sites

26 April, 2016

An inspection program of construction sites in Perth has found a high level of compliance with workplace safety laws.

Capital Safety DBI-SALA ExoFit STRATA harness

31 March, 2016

Capital Safety has added the DBI-SALA ExoFit STRATA harness to its line of fall protection solutions, a full body safety harness designed and tested with data-driven, third-party research.

Improving worker compliance with fall protection equipment

08 March, 2016 by Rick Millar, Technical Manager for Capital Safety Australia & New Zealand, a 3M company

Despite alarming statistics provided by Safe Work Australia that indicate falls from height remain the number one cause of death in the construction industry, many workers continue to avoid using proper fall protection equipment.

Don't be complacent — height safety standards still need to be maintained

23 October, 2015

Going back 12 to 18 months ago, the height safety industry was abuzz with information, publications and news items about the changes to Australian Standard AS/NZS 5532. But now that the dust has settled, have we all become a little too complacent?

Leading edges — an under-recognised hazard

07 October, 2015 by Rick Millar, Technical Manager, Capital Safety Australia & New Zealand*

There are some working-at-height applications where environmental factors can affect the performance of PPE. In such circumstances, incorrect product selection could have catastrophic results.

The problem with unisex safety equipment

06 October, 2015 by Kym Clark, founder of She’s Empowered*

An opinion on the problem with using unisex PPE when working in high-risk environments from the founder of She's Empowered.

Basic principles of working-at-height anchorage systems

06 October, 2015 by Working at Height Association (WAHA)

Recent accidents from working-at-height activities highlight the need to re-enforce the basic principles that must be observed to ensure that the risks from falls are to be minimised through the correct design, installation, testing and recertification of working-at-height anchorage systems.

RIS ULRA01 Ultimate Rope Access Harness

30 September, 2015

The RIS ULRA01 Ultimate Rope Access Harness is a purpose-built harness suitable for rope-access and rescue-specific requirements.

Capital Safety DBI-SALA Rollgliss Rope-Mate Mechanical Prusik

28 August, 2015

Capital Safety has added the DBI-SALA Rollgliss Rope-Mate Mechanical Prusik to its RollglissTechnical Rescue range.

Safe work at height rules update

10 August, 2015 by Carl Sachs*, Managing Director, Workplace Access & Safety

The revised model code of practice for Managing the Risk of Falls in the Workplace is explained.

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