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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Many workers have to regularly access elevated points on buildings or structures to perform routine maintenance or other tasks using fixed ladders that are built into or onto a structure. In these situations, it’s common for building owners or designers to install a cage around the ladder, mistakenly believing this will mitigate the risk of injury from workers falling off the ladder.
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.