The Nomex/Kevlar high-temperature fall protection range consists of a harness and two shock-absorbing lanyard models designed for applications encountered in high-temperature work environments.
The Miller ladder grip is designed to act as both a low-profile ladder bracket and a fall arrest anchor point for one person. The unit attaches permanently to the roof, holding the ladder in place and preventing it from moving or tipping over during use.
Capital Safety’s DBI-Sala has launched a range of fall protection products constructed from a specially designed textile called Repel technology webbing, providing a number of advantages over traditional webbing products used for fall protection. The technology in the finish forms a fine textile shell that gives a high level of water resistance, a natural self-cleaning effect and a durable protective function. Water or other substances such as oil or dirt simply run off its surface.
The Low-Pro height safety anchor points provide quick and easy retrofit installation to metal purlin structures suiting standard, corrugated and span deck roof profiles. The devices have a low visual impact and can be used as a primary abseil anchor point.
The Lad-Saf powered climb-assist system does not require a separate or secondary fall-protection system. This fall-arrest-rated, dual system simplifies safety and increases worker productivity by providing both climbing assistance and fall protection to workers ascending fixed-ladder systems within wind turbine towers.
The LiftPod portable aerial work platform is designed to replace the ladder. Model FS80 features a larger work tray that is easier to fit and use and the tray attaches to the basket and keeps tools and materials within reach of the user.
The Miller by Sperian sharp-edge lanyards and sharp-edge Scorpion fall arrestors protect against sharp-edge hazards that lanyards and workers may be exposed to, should a fall take place over a sharp edge.
The Western Australian government is calling for public comment on a proposed guidance note on preventing falls from height in the agricultural sector.
A heavy haulage company was convicted over an incident where a worker was crushed while loading an elevated work platform onto the trailer of a truck.
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.
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.
The owner of a Broome resort was fined $60,000 over an incident in 2006 that left an employee permanently disabled.
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.
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.
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.