FrogLink safety anchor

11 October, 2008 | Supplied by: SafetyLink Pty Ltd

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.

Ladder brackets

11 October, 2008 | Supplied by: Borsel Enterprises

The SLE 700 ladder bracket is designed to fit most eave gutters. The bracket becomes part of the ladder system by clamping onto the required rung, allowing it to be extended into its position.

PS: Safety monitoring system

11 October, 2008 | Supplied by: 3M Fall Protection

Capital Safety has launched i-Safe 2.0, an upgrade to the i-Safe Intelligent Safety System.

Tagline system

11 October, 2008 | Supplied by: 3M Fall Protection

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.

Two serious falls in two days

29 September, 2008

SafeWork SA is investigating two separate incidents over two days, both involving workers suffering critical injuries from falls.

New falls prevention code to make construction sites safer

29 September, 2008

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)’.

Regional areas improve fall prevention safety

26 September, 2008

A trans-Tasman inspection campaign has found that the construction industry's compliance with fall prevention legislation has improved in regional areas.

Ladder stabiliser

18 September, 2008

The Ladder Stopper is an anti-slip device designed to stop slipping of the bladder base. The device is compatible with most ladders, is suitable for internal or external use and is easily stored.

Ladder stand-off

18 September, 2008

The Spyder is an anti-slip ladder stand-off device. It helps prevent sideways movement and twisting when working on or stepping off the ladder.

Transport company fined over fall

15 September, 2008

Booth Transport was convicted and fined nearly $19,000 after a truck driver fell from his tanker at a Loxton winery, two years ago, due to an oversight in safety checks.

Contractor fined for ladder collapse

25 August, 2008

A civil engineering contractor has been fined over an incident in which a worker fell nearly five metres to the bottom of a maintenance shaft when a ladder collapsed.

Resist fall protection

18 August, 2008

The Resist range of fall protection gear is designed to resist the detrimental effects that grease, oil, paint, dirt and grime place on fall protection harnesses and shock absorbing lanyards.

Pit covers

18 August, 2008

ACO is the first approved registered supplier of pit covers to Queensland Main Roads. Types 1, 3, 4, 7, 8 and 60 cable pits comply with Queensland Main Roads specifications MRS 11.78 Fabrication of Structural Steelwork; MRS 11.91 Ducts and Pits; and are manufactured to Main Roads standard drawings.

Protective lanyard cover

18 August, 2008

The Lanyard Cover is an optional accessory item for use with shock absorbing lanyards. It is designed to prevent damage while prolonging the life of the lanyard by shielding its webbing or rope tails from the various elements encountered in fall protection.

Construction site secured after dogbox falls 10 storeys

14 August, 2008

SafeWork SA is investigating a serious workplace incident, where a suspended work box fell 10 storeys at an Adelaide construction site.

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