Beaver Brands Web Temp Life Lines

24 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 lift

24 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 injuries

22 February, 2011

An Adelaide company was fined over an injury sustained by its managing director while he supervised construction works.

Capital Safety Repel harnesses, lanyards and pole straps range

18 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.

Sayfa Systems Sentry mezzanine gate

18 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.

Safemaster temporary anchor

17 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 conditions

17 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 heights

09 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 Sydney

24 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 systems

30 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 protection

29 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 System

28 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 standard

02 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.

Project: Minimising risks for maintenance workers at Railcorp service centre

12 August, 2010 | Supplied by: Fanquip

A major revamp of the fans and their associated safety and maintenance equipment at the Railcorp Explorer and Endeavour Service Centre in Sydney has been carried out by the Turnkey Fitout Division of Fanquip. The Service Centre, which is located in the North Eveleigh Precinct at Australian Technology Park, had old and outdated fan equipment that required considerable maintenance, frequently exposing workers to the hazards of working at height.

Is your roof as safe as you think it is?

01 July, 2010 by Simon Luke* | Supplied by: Uniline Safety Systems Pty Ltd

It seems that in a world dominated by social and corporate responsibility, little of this goodwill is cascading down to the operational grassroots of roof maintenance and inspection work. Either that, or initial good intentions are being changed or diluted by people with little regard for people’s safety or insufficient experience to make good decisions about roof safety.

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