Plant and equipment suppliers must independently verify that the products they supply comply with safety standards, as a recent NSW prosecution illustrates.
Scaf-Loc is a ladder that attaches to any heavy-duty scaffold and is able to be opened or locked in moments. Either the site supervisor can open the ladder in the morning, or tradesmen can be provided with a key to access the scaffold when required. At the end of the day, or when no work is required on the scaffold, the ladder is locked, preventing unauthorised access. This helps to protect the builder's/developer's duty of care while providing a complete scaffold for tradesmen to use.
WorkCover NSW chief executive officer, Jon Blackwell has issued a safety alert for safety mesh used on roofs as part of a continuing campaign on falls from heights in the construction industry.
SALA has created an ultra-portable fall arrest Vacuum Anchor System especially for the needs of contractors and maintenance crews. Originally designed for the airline industry, the vacuum anchor has broader applications for heavy industry such as refineries and mineral processing plants.