Height

Investigation into 13-storey equipment fall

19 March, 2009

SafeWork SA is investigating an incident that occurred last Monday in Pirie Street, Adelaide, where equipment fell from the 13th storey of a building under construction.


Warning to check condition of work platforms

09 March, 2009

The poor condition of scaffolding on a construction site caused a man to fall and sustain serious injuries, prompting warnings from the WA Department of Commence.


Update on Prahran scaffold collapse

26 February, 2009

WorkSafe Victoria issued three safety improvement notices following a scaffold collapse in in Melbourne and issued a warning to employers to ensure their workplace is safe for both workers and the community.


Tower harness

23 February, 2009

The Miller by Sperian Revolution Tower Harness is a versatile harness that is suitable for work positioning and confined space rescue.


Small and medium construction must build safety into the mix

15 January, 2009

WorkSafe Victoria will be focusing on the construction and utilities industries in 2009, after that sector was responsible for nearly half of the state's recorded work-related deaths last year. WorkSafe has released a list of safety priorities based on last year's incidents.


Power station fall a warning to all

12 January, 2009

WorkSafe Victoria has issued a warning about the dangers of working at height, following a recent 30–40 m fall by a worker at a Victorian power plant.


Two companies fined over workplace fall

05 January, 2009

Two companies have been fined for failing to provide a safe workplace following an electrical apprentice falling through a skylight while working on a roof.


Fall arrest retrofit

01 January, 2009 | Supplied by: Honeywell Industrial Safety

The SÖLL Vi-Go is a vertical cable system that can be retrofitted onto existing climbing devices such as ladders and rungs.


Knuckle-boom work platform

01 January, 2009 | Supplied by: Haulotte Australia Pty Ltd

The HA120PX is a rough-terrain all-purpose knuckle-boom elevated work platform with a working height of up to 10.4 m, incorporating 4WD differential wheel lock and 26 cm high ground clearance, making it suitable for work in civil engineering and construction sites.


Telehandler for confined spaces

01 December, 2008 | Supplied by: JLG Australia Pty Ltd

The JLG 2505 compact telehandler is designed for work in confined spaces. The machine weighs less than 5000 kg and has a maximum lift height of 5.6 m. Its capacity is 1996 kg at maximum lift height and 800 kg at maximum reach (3.3 m).


Lift tables

01 December, 2008 | Supplied by: Actisafe

The Actilev range of lift tables and scissor lifts provides a low working profile, mobility, double and triple scissors for high extensions and a large platform for oversized materials.


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.


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