Height

Height safety training standards update Part 1

30 November, 2009 by Gordon Cadzow*

The standard AS/NZS 1891.4 that covers the selection, use and maintenance of industrial fall arrest systems and devices has recently been updated with important changes to the previous edition.


Carpenter fined after serious fall injury

25 November, 2009

An Adelaide carpentry and joinery contractor was convicted and fined by the Industrial Court over a workplace fall that left a young employee permanently incapacitated.


DBI-Sala ExoFit XP Wind Energy harness

13 November, 2009 | Supplied by: 3M Fall Protection

The DBI-Sala ExoFit XP Wind Energy harness features a replaceable dorsal webbing protector and lumbar shell to prevent wear from this repetitive motion, extra built-in tool/gear loops to hang equipment, quick-connect buckles, front D-ring for ladder climbing or rescue, side D-rings for positioning, dorsal D-ring for fall arrest and suspension trauma straps so that, in the event of a fall, the suspended worker simply connects the straps and steps into them to relieve pressure and improve circulation in the legs while suspended.


Anti-slip safety stair nosings

12 November, 2009 | Supplied by: Floorsafe Australia Pty Ltd

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.


Fall protection lanyard

12 November, 2009 | Supplied by: 3M Fall Protection

The DBI-Sala Force2 shock-absorbing lanyard range caters for workers at height who have a combined body weight with tools and equipment of 50-160 kg. The range also provides a solution to issues revolving around compatible hardware, forced rollout and side-gate loading on connecting hardware used in industry.


Catastrophic fall incurs 40k fine

21 October, 2009

A cleaning business was convicted and fined over an incident which led to what an industrial magistrate described as ‘catastrophic and devastating’ injuries to a worker.


Personal fall limiters

23 September, 2009 | Supplied by: Honeywell Industrial Safety

The Miller TurboLite Personal Fall Limiters (PFLs) eliminate the need to ‘switch-out’ different fall protection equipment in situations where fall clearances change.


Branach Step Work platform

23 September, 2009 | Supplied by: Fluidminds Pty Ltd

The Branach Step Platform enables workers to safely operate at a height of 3.6 m with stability provided by box-rail construction.


Work platform

18 September, 2009 | Supplied by: Actisafe

The Height Adjustable work platform lifts personnel to the most ergonomically suitable height for a safer working position.


Step platforms

19 August, 2009 | Supplied by: http://www.branach.com.au

The world’s best platforms, for those working at heights, are claimed to be made here in Australia by Branach using a unique box-rail construction which is not only lightweight but strong.


Emergency rescuer’s harness

07 August, 2009 | Supplied by: GAAM Emergency Products

The USAR Web Harness, manufactured by Wolfpack Gear, is designed to be worn by urban search and rescue professionals and firefighters.


Roofing installer anchor

07 August, 2009 | Supplied by: SafetyLink Pty Ltd

TileLink is an anchor system for tile and slate roof installers that combines energy-absorbing capabilities with a profile that is practically invisible when looking at the roof.


Height sensor for scissor lift

07 August, 2009 | Supplied by: Optimum Handling Solutions

The Logic Lift is an automatic infrared height sensor that is available for deployment on all electric hydraulic scissor lifts.


Victoria joins national campaign to improve scaffold safety

30 July, 2009

WorkSafe Victoria inspectors will join a two-month national campaign to improve scaffolding safety in the construction industry.


Court penalty highlights fall dangers

27 July, 2009

A South Australian construction company has been convicted and fined $14,875 for failing to provide a safe workplace at a construction site, where a worker fell through a gap in a work platform, sustaining severe injuries.


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