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