The 'professional end' of businesses are constantly working to improve their operations — and are extremely proficient at so doing. However, at the smaller end of the market where tradespeople are working from business owners’ height safety systems, or on sites where there are no systems of fall protection at all, significant problems remain.
RISsafety trained inspectors provide on-site inspection and certification of height safety, height access and confined space systems to ensure businesses meet the requirements of Australian standards and legislation.
"I often used to think safety got in the way." That was before Edward Newton fell from a two-storey building.
The Mine Safety Investigation Unit is investigating a recent incident involving a worker suffering head injuries after falling from a dump truck at a mine site in NSW.
Working at height continues to represent a major safety management challenge for most workplace health and safety professionals; however, increasingly it is not just 'people falls' that are an issue.
The Edge safety handrail range from Superior is designed to protect workers and the public from ledges, holes, traffic, heights and other hazards.
How do you provide and install user-friendly roof access systems that not only adapt to existing equipment but can also match a uniquely curved roof profile? The guardrail solution recently installed at a busy suburban shopping centre in Victoria required innovative thinking, products and design.
Pro 3 Products' patented Dropped Object Prevention System can be quickly and safely retrofitted to existing handrails, stairs and platforms, providing a permanent life-saving solution against the risk of drops injuries and falls from height for employees and contractors.
The Pro 3 Products Dropped Object Prevention System is designed to protect employees from injuries caused by dropped or falling objects in the workplace.
The MKI Acrosafe Podium provides a safe platform when working near a live edge. It is suitable for platform heights of 670 and 960 cm and 1.2 m and features guardrail frames fitted at the stair end which can be used as a handrail and act as fall protection when on the stairs.
Sayfa’s Katt Modular Rung Ladders provide a rapid, cost-effective access solution to elevated areas such as roof tops, ceiling spaces and maintenance platforms.
Moddex Systems has provided handrails and guardrails to Australian mining companies to ensure the safety of hundreds of site workers and guarantee operational productivity.
Forklift accidents are an ever-present risk where workers, pedestrians or unauthorised vehicles unwittingly cross into loading and unloading workspaces. Cable Gate is a remotely operated barrier that drops in 0.5 s and automatically rises once the forklift has passed through.
WorkCover NSW has issued an alert to remind employers, and those who control railway construction sites, to keep workers clear of crane loads that are under tension.
Too many people who work on construction sites think that it’s someone else’s responsibility to keep them safe. This is especially true for people who are required to work at height in these environments. But even the most conscientious and safety-focused worker can pay the ultimate price due to workplace safety neglect.