Safety inspectors target falling hazards on construction sites

03 May, 2018

Reducing falls at housing construction sites is the goal of WorkSafe Victoria, following 40 serious incidents since 1 February 2018.

3 keys to an effective confined space rescue

06 March, 2018 by Steve McLeod* | Supplied by: Fire & Safety Australia

Do you have a documented and rehearsed rescue plan, with adequately trained rescue personnel and the capability to rescue an injured person from a confined space if an emergency occurs?

Are you cleaning your height safety gear properly?

26 February, 2018 | Supplied by: Paramount Safety

In order to increase the life and compliance of height safety PPE, the equipment should be regularly cleaned.

Warning issued over unsafe work at heights, following multiple falls

16 February, 2018

Two serious workplace falls in less than two weeks have prompted a WorkSafe Victoria warning about the dangers of working at heights.

The changing face of fall protection

26 June, 2017 by Richard Millar, Technical Manager, 3M Fall Protection | Supplied by: 3M Fall Protection

The impact of technology and a shift in the safety culture on work sites is leading to a more widespread adoption of and adherence to safety practices.

Don't take shortcuts when working at height

15 June, 2017 by Gordon Cadzow, Secretary, Working at Height Association | Supplied by: Working at Height Association

The 'professional end' of businesses are constantly working to improve their operations — and are extremely proficient at so doing. However, at the smaller end of the market where tradespeople are working from business owners’ height safety systems, or on sites where there are no systems of fall protection at all, significant problems remain.

All anchors are not the same — the difference could be life or death

13 June, 2017 | Supplied by: Sayfa Group

Did you know roof workers' lives could be at risk if the anchors they use are not correct for the application?

SafetyLink FrogLine horizontal surface-mounted lifeline

01 May, 2017 | Supplied by: SafetyLink Pty Ltd

The SafetyLink FrogLine horizontal surface-mounted lifeline has a low-profile design, which combines energy-absorbing capabilities into every intermediate, end and corner anchor, consequently incorporating the line energy absorbers into the system.

Roofing technology key to working safely at heights

29 March, 2017

Technology that enables employees to safely work in hard-to-reach areas on and around roofs is very important for those in the industry.

Tree safety targeted by new project

20 March, 2017

Each year more than 150 workers are injured while undertaking tree work, but a new project aims to address safety in the industry.

Falling objects targeted by safety inspections

07 February, 2017

Falling objects at construction sites will be the target of WorkSafe inspections during a three-week blitz in Victoria.

Modular systems save the day at tram workshop

12 October, 2016 | Supplied by: Sayfa Group

Sayfa installs modular height safety systems during the Preston Tram Depot Workshop redevelopment.

What you need to know about fall protection gear for workers… and their tools

06 October, 2016 by Oscar Ratalino, Research & Development Manager, 3M Fall Protection | Supplied by: 3M Fall Protection

For workers at height the number one safety concern is preventing a fall, whether it be a person or an object.

SafeQuip Boots on the Ground range of cargo restraint systems and accessories

29 September, 2016 | Supplied by: Safequip

The SafeQuip 'Boots on the Ground' range of cargo restraint systems and accessories is designed to allow truck drivers to keep their boots on the ground while loading and securing cargo in transit.

Ergodyne topped parts pouches 5528 (canvas) and 5538 (tarpaulin)

01 September, 2016 | Supplied by: Pryme Australia Pty Ltd

Ergodyne's topped parts pouches 5528 (canvas) and 5538 (tarpaulin) feature a hands-free, self-closing Trap Door top preventing items inside from dropping from heights, even when the pouch is tipped over.

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