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Two fatal falls in June

26 June, 2008

WorkSafe Victoria has called on employers and workers to maximise fall prevention safety after the deaths of two men in June.


Toolbox talks for tradies

20 June, 2008

WorkCover NSW and the Housing Industry Association (HIA) have organised a series of Toolbox Talks to be held throughout 2008.


Victorian builders failing height safety

12 June, 2008

A campaign targeting fall prevention in the Victorian construction industry has found greater efforts are needed to reduce the high rate of fatalities and serious injuries.


National COP for fall prevention

07 May, 2008

The Australian Safety and Compensation Council (ASCC) declared the National Code of Practice for the Prevention of Falls in General Construction (General Falls Code) at its meeting in Canberra recently.


Roof rack ladder clamp

21 April, 2008 | Supplied by: European Building Innovations

The Ultimate Ladder Clamp is an innovative way to safely secure ladders to roof racks. Each clamp takes less than 60 s to fit or release and can be fitted with a padlock to ensure that the ladders are protected from theft.


Retractable fall protection system

21 April, 2008 | Supplied by: 3M Fall Protection

The EZ-Line retractable horizontal lifeline system eases the stress of installing, recoiling and removing temporary horizontal lifeline systems by incorporating a built-in retractor device.


Workplace deaths nearly doubled in one week

14 April, 2008

The recent death of a truck driver who fell from a trailer near Rockbank was Victoria’s third work-related fatality in a week.


Roof hatch with stairs

20 March, 2008 | Supplied by: Gorter Hatches Pty Ltd

Gorter provides a range of aluminium roof access hatches completely assembled with unfolding scissor stairs, which comply with EN-ISO 14122-3 regulations.


Honeywell Safety Products Tower harness

20 March, 2008 | Supplied by: Honeywell Industrial Safety

The Revolution tower harness comes with a rear dorsal dee ring with 300 mm extension for fall arrest attachment, along with frontal fall arrest attachment, confined space loops and pelvic dee rings for work positioning.


Retractable fall protection system

20 March, 2008 | Supplied by: 3M Fall Protection

The EZ-Line retractable horizontal lifeline system eases the stress of installing, recoiling and removing temporary horizontal lifeline systems by incorporating a built-in retractor device. The entire 18 m system is easily deployed and retracted from its compact, hand-held housing. The system also reduces the burden on wearers by weighing in 33% lighter than most horizontal lifeline systems.


Inspectors targeting working at height

06 March, 2008

WorkSafe Victoria’s February crackdown on dangerous work at height on housing and small to medium construction sites will continue through to the end of March.


New fall protection standards

22 January, 2008 by Lyn Watts, Sperian

The updated Australian and New Zealand Standard for the manufacture of fall protection harnesses and lanyards, AS/NZS 1891 Part 1, was released late 2007


Safety inspections necessary after Christmas shutdown

17 January, 2008

WorkSafe Victoria has called on the building industry to lay the foundations for a safe year as most of the state’s building sites opened for business this week.


Handrail seesaw

19 December, 2007 | Supplied by: http://www.ingaleps.com.au

The newest product available from INGAL EPS is the Handrail Seesaw.


Adjustable feet for stepladders

18 December, 2007 | Supplied by: Fluidminds Pty Ltd

Branach has introduced a levelling system to allow users to individually adjust the legs on their step platform ladders, to make them more stable on uneven surfaces.


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