Falling from height continues to be one of the most common causes of workplace injury and fatality in Australia. Would specific, accredited training reduce these statistics?
Beaver staff recently simulated a 22-metre high rescue and recovery to demonstrate to an audience of 213 why the use of standards-approved abseil equipment is safer in industrial rescue scenarios.
West Australian workers performing identified high risk work will need to be licensed as of 2007.
SafeWork SA has issued a safety warning to employers about the risks to young workers by highlighting a successful prosecution.
CWC Equipment specialises in the hiring and selling of materials handling equipment for building sites such as boom and scissor lifts, and telehandlers
KeeGuard roof edge protection is a modular, free-standing protection system that does not penetrate the roof membrane. Being free-standing, the system can be used for roof edge fall prevention, walkway demarcation, stairwell and open lift shaft fall protection and a multitude of other safety requirements.
Capital Safety has acquired Unique Concepts, a fall protection and confined space rescue equipment manufacturing company. This merger allows the company to combine brands such as Sala, Protecta, First, Sinco netting solutions, the ExoFit Harness, the UCL Advanced Series Five Piece Hoist System and the Cantilever Rescue System Kit into one operating business to create a company that is strategically aligned to meet all the fall protection equipment needs of distributors and end users. Each of Capital Safety's systems is backed by training, technical assistance and customer service.
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.