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SWA publishes guidance on industrial rope access systems

15 June, 2022

Safe Work Australia has published a guide to manage the health and safety risks of using industrial rope access systems.

Grate Cleat clip-on nylon insert

13 July, 2020

Grate Cleat makes a clip-on nylon insert for open metal grate flooring to reduce pedestrian slips on stairs and walkways that are used extensively in industry.

Sayfa KOMBI KS90 elevated walkway

04 April, 2019

The Sayfa KOMBI KS90 is an aluminium, supported elevated walkway.

When to select ladders, steps and stairs

02 October, 2018

When to select ladders, steps and stairs.

3M DBI-SALA Anchor on the Go Portable Roof Anchor

30 May, 2016

DBI-SALA's Anchor on the Go is a cost-effective temporary roof anchor point that is suitable for residential, commercial and industrial applications.

Safety alert for lifting and rigging plans

17 July, 2014

NOPSEMA investigations of dangerous occurrences during non-routine lifting and rigging activities, which resulted in dropped objects and failed rigging equipment, have identified a trend in the absence of effective lifting and/or rigging plans.

Are you ready for the revised AS1657 on walkways, ladders and platforms?

13 February, 2014 by Carl Sachs*

The revised Australian Standard AS1657 for fixed ladders, platforms and walkways released in October 2013 plugs some serious holes. Guard rails made of rubber, for example, are now explicitly unacceptable.

Mat World Basic and Lumin aluminium stair nosing

14 October, 2013

Mat World has introduced two aluminium stair nosing lines which are designed to help prevent slips and stumbles on stairways.

Top-deck protection for South African shopping centre

27 February, 2013

Flowcrete’s Deckshield car park decking system has been used in a major redevelopment project, at a retail site in Johannesburg.

Evo-Crete withstands impact cracks

25 January, 2013

The technology of Evo-Crete is defying the generally accepted notion that a crack spells the end for the usefulness of a concrete slab.

Crossgrip walkway matting

12 June, 2012

Crossgrip walkway matting is designed as a safe and easily loose-laid solution for rooftops, gantries and high-level walkways. It provides a slip-resistant surface and protects the roof membrane. Due to its flexible construction, the matting will contour over uneven surfaces and imperfections and provide a permanent and safe walkway for service staff and wheeled equipment.

Sayfa On-Trak walkway system

28 July, 2011 by

The modular On-Trak walkway system is an advanced non-slip fibre walkway for access to roof-mounted plant and equipment and safe access over brittle or other risk areas while also ensuring the lifespan of commercial and industrial roof decks. This non-metallic, non-corrosive, fire-retardant fibreglass reinforced plastic (FRP) roof walkway incorporates a multidirectional surface matrix manufactured using premium-grade polyester resin with a composite fibre inlay to enhance the prevention of slips and falls at heights.

Project: Minimising risks for maintenance workers at Railcorp service centre

12 August, 2010

A major revamp of the fans and their associated safety and maintenance equipment at the Railcorp Explorer and Endeavour Service Centre in Sydney has been carried out by the Turnkey Fitout Division of Fanquip. The Service Centre, which is located in the North Eveleigh Precinct at Australian Technology Park, had old and outdated fan equipment that required considerable maintenance, frequently exposing workers to the hazards of working at height.

Fines over edge protection prompt falls warning

10 March, 2010

Two companies have recently been fined for failing to provide edge protection on a building site, prompting a reminder from WorkSafe WA on the prevention of falls.

Anti-slip safety stair nosings

12 November, 2009 by

The R-MN Safety Treads are tough, anti-slip and chemical-resistant stair nosings for use in harsh, high-traffic commercial areas such as factories, mines and offshore environments.

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