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Furniture company fined over lift truck rollover

24 November, 2008

A company was fined $40,000 for failing to provide a safe working environment for workers on an elevating work platform, which toppled over with them on it after becoming unstable at its maximum height.


Recycler fined $140,000 after wall collapse

18 November, 2008

Failure to properly carry out a WorkCover Works Improvement Notice issued two years ago cost Visy Paper $140,000 in fines, but nearly cost two people their lives when Visy's boundary wall collapsed into an adjoining car park, narrowly missing them.


Mutual recognition of construction induction training

18 November, 2008

The process towards national OHS harmonisation has taken a further step in November, with the announcement by WorkCover NSW of its recognition of the South Australian 'white card' as proof of completion of construction induction training.


Antistatic step platforms

13 November, 2008 | Supplied by: Fluidminds Pty Ltd

The Branach anti-static step platform ladder was developed for the electric utility market to enable personnel to safely work at heights when maintaining high-voltage substations. Key design guidelines for the ladder were electrical safety, solid construction and convenience of use.


Static line system

13 November, 2008 | Supplied by: Sayfa Group

The Travel-8 static line system and Pilot horizontal shuttle traveller permit continuous and effective fall-arrest protection across all roof surfaces and along potential fall edges at roof perimeters.


Ladder brackets

11 October, 2008 | Supplied by: Borsel Enterprises

The SLE 700 ladder bracket is designed to fit most eave gutters. The bracket becomes part of the ladder system by clamping onto the required rung, allowing it to be extended into its position.


FrogLink safety anchor

11 October, 2008 | Supplied by: SafetyLink Pty Ltd

The FrogLink lanyard anchor incorporates loops of steel resembling frog’s legs that expand in the event of a fall, reducing the force on the anchor point from 25.76 kN to just 3.1 kN — with less risk of injury to the rescued worker or damage to the roof.


Tagline system

11 October, 2008 | Supplied by: 3M Fall Protection

The Power tagline system is designed to provide easy access to obstructed self retracting lifelines (SRLs) mounted overhead. The unit lowers the SRL line with the push of a button, allowing access to the SRL connecting hook for connection to a harness. Once the work is complete, the line is raised out of the way.


Luminescent step nosing

11 October, 2008 | Supplied by: Ecoglo Ltd

Ecoglo step nosings incorporate a photoluminescent strip and an anti-slip mat that together provide clear step-edge contrast. The nosing improves stair visibility and safety, either inside or out and whether day or night.


PS: Safety monitoring system

11 October, 2008 | Supplied by: 3M Fall Protection

Capital Safety has launched i-Safe 2.0, an upgrade to the i-Safe Intelligent Safety System.


Ladder brackets

11 October, 2008 | Supplied by: Borsel Enterprises

The SLE 700 ladder bracket is designed to fit most eave gutters. The bracket becomes part of the ladder system by clamping onto the required rung, allowing it to be extended into its position.


Two serious falls in two days

29 September, 2008

SafeWork SA is investigating two separate incidents over two days, both involving workers suffering critical injuries from falls.


New falls prevention code to make construction sites safer

29 September, 2008

WorkSafe Victoria has just released a new Compliance Code — ‘Prevention of falls in general construction’, replacing the existing ‘Prevention of Falls in General Construction Code of Practice No. 28 (2004)’.


Regional areas improve fall prevention safety

26 September, 2008

A trans-Tasman inspection campaign has found that the construction industry's compliance with fall prevention legislation has improved in regional areas.


Ladder stand-off

18 September, 2008

The Spyder is an anti-slip ladder stand-off device. It helps prevent sideways movement and twisting when working on or stepping off the ladder.


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