Construction firm convicted for failing simple safety steps

05 December, 2007 by

A County Court judge has convicted a major civil engineering company for the death of a worker, because it failed to take positive steps to ensure their safety at work.

West Warrnambool safer after week-long Safe Towns campaign

28 November, 2007 by

West Warrnambool businesses have proved themselves among the state’s safest during the Safe Towns campaign, but two people were found working in a way that could have resulted in death or spinal injury.

Accredited high-rise anchor points

26 November, 2007 by

The National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) now provides an inspection accreditation program focusing on safety for maintenance workers who work on high-rise buildings.

FS80 LiftPod work platform

21 November, 2007 by | Supplied by: JLG Australia Pty Ltd

The FS80 LiftPod is a practical alternative to the ladder. It is lightweight and mobile enough to be transported by one person on the back of a typical utility vehicle.

Prepare for new construction regulations

30 October, 2007 by

New regulations for the construction industry will come into effect in early 2008, as part of a national initiative for consistent construction laws across Australia.

Hydration at height

19 October, 2007 by | Supplied by: SpanSet Australia Ltd

SpanSet has an agreement with the hydration experts in Australia to incorporate the CamelBak reservoirs into harnesses and miners belts.

Edge protection system

21 September, 2007 by | Supplied by: Solid Dynamics

To speed up installation and reduce labour costs, Kee Klamp has developed a new rail fitting as a standard component of its KeeGuard roof edge protection system. The fitting allows the system's horizontal guardrail to be placed in the saddle of the open fitting, rather than through it before being secured with a grub screw in the normal fashion.

Corrosion-resistant safety step platform

20 August, 2007 by | Supplied by: Fluidminds Pty Ltd

Branach has released a corrosion-resistant version of its safety step platform.

Falls from heights a deadly issue

05 July, 2007 by

ACT WorkCover stated that Coroner, Maria Doogan found the 2004 death of a worker on an ACT construction site was due to the employer’s failure to provide fall protection.

Government report on workplace fatalities

03 July, 2007 by

The ‘Notified Fatalities Collection’, initiated by the federal government’s Australian Safety and Compensation Council (ASCC), obtains records of Australian work-related fatalities for both employees and self-employed workers.

Man dies in hospital after city fall

27 June, 2007 by

A 35-year-old window cleaner has died in hospital after falling about 12 metres from an office building.

Real-time inspection

21 May, 2007 by | Supplied by: 3M Fall Protection

The i-Safe Intelligent Safety System is RFID-equipped fall protection equipment with web-based information management to maximise the effectiveness and minimise the total cost of safety programs.

Height safety warning follows three incidents in Vic

11 May, 2007 by

WorkSafe Vic has issued a general warning on working at height following two height-related fatalities and two injuries in the past week.

Scaffolding licence changes

27 April, 2007 by

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland has reported changes to licensing requirements for workers involved in scaffolding, rigging, crane operation, pressure equipment or loadshifting equipment.

Intelligent safety system

19 April, 2007 by | Supplied by: 3M Fall Protection

DBI-SALA introduces i-Safe, a revolutionary safety system delivering real-time solutions for inspection, inventory control and information management. i-Safe combines RFID equipped fall protection equipment with web-based information management to simplify the management of safety programs.

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