Property developer and director fined after fatal scaffolding fall23 March, 2011
A NSW property development company and its director were fined and convicted after a worker fell to his death from scaffolding at a construction site.
It takes much more than just harnesses to keep workers safe at height22 March, 2011 by Paul Stathis
Too many people still have the misconception that the dangers associated with working at height can be removed simply by wearing a fall-restraint harness. But that’s completely wrong, as two height-safety subject matter experts point out. In this article, they show that there is much more than just harnesses to take into consideration in keeping workers safe at height.
Beaver Brands Web Temp Life Lines24 February, 2011 | Supplied by: Beaver Brands Pty Ltd
The Beaver Brands Web Temp Life Lines are easily installed, 20 m webbing temporary lifelines that provide workers at height the benefit of horizontal mobility.
Haulotte Compact 14 electric scissor lift24 February, 2011 | Supplied by: Haulotte Australia Pty Ltd
The Compact 14 is an electric scissor lift designed for indoor use in applications such as warehousing. It has a working height of up to 13.8 m and platform height of up to 11.8 m, and can be driven at full height to move to work areas.
Company fined over owner’s fall injuries22 February, 2011
An Adelaide company was fined over an injury sustained by its managing director while he supervised construction works.
Sayfa Systems Sentry mezzanine gate18 February, 2011 | Supplied by: Sayfa Group
The Sentry mezzanine gate can be used to provide safety and controlled access while loading palletised items onto elevated mezzanine areas, using forklifts or other lifting devices. The gate protects the fall edge during mezzanine loading/unloading operations ensuring the safety of workmen while in the danger area.
Capital Safety Repel harnesses, lanyards and pole straps range18 February, 2011 | Supplied by: 3M Fall Protection
The Repel range of harnesses, lanyards and pole straps is constructed from the Repel technology webbing textile which forms a fine textile shell that provides a good 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.
Safemaster temporary anchor17 February, 2011 | Supplied by: Safemaster Height Safety Solutions
Safemaster’s temporary anchor affords multidirectional fall arrest protection for workers on metal roofs, without damaging the roof sheet.
Project: Fall protection equipment for harsh environmental conditions17 February, 2011 | Supplied by: 3M Fall Protection
A major utility company that is responsible for the delivery of water and wastewater services in Queensland, requires many of its workers to wear fall protection equipment - specifically full-body safety harnesses every day - to work in physically harsh and dirty conditions.
Fall injuries prompt reminder on safe work at heights09 February, 2011
WorkSafe WA is urging employers with workplaces that may contain fall hazards to ensure their workplaces are safe from fall injuries.
WorkCover investigating construction site fall in Sydney24 January, 2011
WorkCover NSW is investigating an incident at a construction site where a worker was seriously injured after falling five floors off scaffolding.
Moddex handrail, balustrade and barrier systems30 November, 2010 | Supplied by: Sayfa Group
The Moddex handrail, balustrade and barrier systems have a modular design that provides maximum strength, cost efficiency and longevity.
Travel 8 Pilot Traveller fall protection29 November, 2010 | Supplied by: Sayfa Group
Working with Travel 8 static line systems, Pilot Traveller provides continuous fall protection on all roof surfaces. The smooth operation of the traveller continues around corners and over intermediates without the need to detach from the system.
Access Safety Services Transport Access System28 September, 2010 | Supplied by: Access Safety Services Pty Ltd
The Transport Access System allows safe and efficient access to many vehicles used in road and rail sectors.
It’s time to update the Australian fall-arrest standard02 September, 2010 by Michael Bermejo*
Workers who have to carry out tasks at height are exposed to some of the most significant risks for any industry. It should come as no surprise that standards bodies and safety authorities highly regulate the work methods of such workers and the safety equipment they use. But it may surprise many to learn that our comprehensive standards don’t cover the structural point that is designated to support the forces that are generated when arresting a fall - the anchor points.