Height

Company directors prosecuted over death resulting from cutting corners

03 May, 2010

Two company directors were convicted over the death of an employee when the partially built floor he was working on collapsed after more than 10 tonnes of building blocks were placed on it.


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.


Resort fined over permanent injury to worker

03 March, 2010

The owner of a Broome resort was fined $60,000 over an incident in 2006 that left an employee permanently disabled.


Weighty issues for harness wearers

03 March, 2010 | Supplied by: Honeywell Industrial Safety

Designing good harnesses for people working at height has meant facing some difficult challenges, not the least of which has been that, over the last 10 years, there has been a gradual change in the body size and weight of the people who work at height that we are working to protect.


Exercise extreme care with safety anchors

19 February, 2010 by Peter Ferguson*

The discovery of safety anchor systems in extremely unsafe conditions in New Zealand has prompted an urgent call-to-action from a leading height safety industry association.


Sayfa Spyda temporary fall arrest anchor point

09 February, 2010 | Supplied by: Sayfa Group

The Spyda temporary fall arrest anchor point is suited to builders, roofers and maintenance personnel working at heights. The temporary anchor point is rated at 22 kN and provides uniform load distribution in the event of a fall.


Sayfa Systems 3 Sixty permanent anchor point

09 February, 2010 | Supplied by: Sayfa Group

The 3 Sixty permanent anchor point is suited to maintenance personnel who need to work at heights and utilise a harness and lanyard fall protection system.


Compact 14 electric scissor lift

09 February, 2010 | Supplied by: Haulotte Australia Pty Ltd

The Compact 14 is a lightweight and compact 14 m electric scissor lift, designed for working in warehouse racking and building maintenance applications.


DBI-Sala Ultra-Lok RSQ Self Retracting Lifeline

02 February, 2010 | Supplied by: 3M Fall Protection

The DBI-Sala Ultra-Lok RSQ Self Retracting Lifeline (SRL) with Rescue provides ‘fall-arrest’ and ‘rescue/descent’ modes in one fall-protection product.


DBI-Sala ExoFit XP Flotation Harness

02 February, 2010 | Supplied by: 3M Fall Protection

The DBI-Sala ExoFit XP Flotation Harness incorporates an AS/NZS1891.1 certified fall-arrest harness and a personal flotation device (PFD) in one unit, to provide both fall protection and buoyancy control for the professionals working on or near the water.


Capital Safety DBI-Sala Force2 Wind Energy Rescue Lanyard

28 January, 2010 | Supplied by: 3M Fall Protection

The DBI-Sala Force2 Wind Energy Rescue Lanyard features rescue D-rings, large scaffold hooks for large rails or other oversized anchor points, a shock pack cover to mitigate abrasion, as well as integral wear sleeves on each lanyard tail to provide additional protection when working over structures or leading edges. Each Force2 lanyard is rated to 160 kg, designed for workers who need to access areas with a risk of fall arrest and have a combined body weight with tools and equipment up to 160 kg. Additionally, each hook is rated to 16 kN providing added security by removing the risk of forced rollout caused by excessive gate loading.


Sperian Soll Xenon Interfix roof bracket and Millerfix anchor point

28 January, 2010 | Supplied by: Honeywell Industrial Safety

The Soll Xenon Interfix roof bracket and the Millerfix anchor point have been added to the range of anchorage devices of Miller fall protection products.


DBI-Sala ‘Anchor on the Go’

28 January, 2010 | Supplied by: 3M Fall Protection

The DBI-Sala ‘Anchor on the Go’ system is a temporary roof anchor for a variety of metal roofs in residential, commercial and industrial applications.


Safely servicing heavy-duty construction equipment

15 January, 2010 | Supplied by: 3M Fall Protection

Komatsu Australia’s facilities cover the whole of Queensland, from Brisbane in the south to Cairns in the north, and west to Mt Isa, including heavy-duty mining equipment such as loaders, excavators and bulldozers. As a major manufacturer and supplier of mining and construction equipment, the company fosters an ongoing program of continuous improvement in safety performance.


Height safety training standards update Part 2

07 December, 2009

The updated industrial fall arrest standard AS/NZS 1891.4 2009 contains an appendix that provides valuable additional information and guidance on the provision of training and competence.


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