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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)’.
SafeWork SA is investigating two separate incidents over two days, both involving workers suffering critical injuries from falls.
A trans-Tasman inspection campaign has found that the construction industry's compliance with fall prevention legislation has improved in regional areas.