At height: risk assessments, dos & don'ts and fall protection systems

15 February, 2021 by Richard Millar, Chief Executive Officer, Working at Height Association | Supplied by: Working at Height Association

A height safety authority sets out the importance of risk assessments and fall protection systems, and offers some key dos and don'ts of working at height safety.

Alcoa fined $210,000 over workplace death

05 February, 2021

Alcoa of Australia has been fined $210,000 after a contractor fell to his death at the Kwinana Alumina Refinery in 2015.

Scaffolding solution secures construction safety award

15 January, 2021 | Supplied by: ScaffShield

ScaffShield received the National Excellence in Workplace Health and Safety Award (Commercial) at the 2020 Master Builders National Excellence in Building & Construction Awards.

MSA V-EDGE Self-Retracting Lifeline series

01 January, 2021 | Supplied by: MSA Australia Pty Ltd

The V-EDGE Self-Retracting Lifeline series from MSA Australia is designed for leading edge and foot-level tie-off, with 8- and 20-foot lengths available.

Lower the risks when working at heights

11 December, 2020

Safe Work Australia has released resources about the risks of working at heights, including infographics about ladder safety and causes of falls from heights.

MSA V-SERIES harness line

01 December, 2020 | Supplied by: MSA Australia Pty Ltd

The MSA V-SERIES harness line has been designed to be highly comfortable for the user.

Ready Fence plastic work zone barrier

01 December, 2020 | Supplied by: Ready Fence (NSW) Pty Ltd

The Ready Fence plastic work zone barrier is lightweight and stackable, for ease of transport, and is suitable for crowd control and pedestrian awareness.

Tower crane audit finds limited knowledge among owners

13 November, 2020

A WorkSafe WA inspection program for tower crane maintenance has found that tower crane owners have a limited understanding of inspection procedures for cranes.

SafeWork SA issues expiation for high-risk work without licence

11 November, 2020

SafeWork SA has issued a $2160 expiation to a construction business, for allowing a worker to operate machinery without a high-risk work licence.

Ready Fence plastic expandable barrier

01 November, 2020 | Supplied by: Ready Fence (NSW) Pty Ltd

The plastic expandable barrier from Ready Fence is lightweight, portable and suitable for pedestrian and traffic control problems indoors and outdoors.

Two workers injured following scaffold collapse

13 October, 2020

SafeWork SA has urged businesses who install void scaffolds to ensure they meet Australian Standards, after two workers were injured due to a collapsing scaffold.

LifeTec Rescue Manikins

01 October, 2020 | Supplied by: LifeTec Pty Ltd

LifeTech offers 11 categories and 49 variants of its rescue Manikins, which can be used for most search and rescue training, including casualty evacuation.

MSA V-SERIES shock-absorbing lanyard line

01 September, 2020 | Supplied by: MSA Australia Pty Ltd

The V-SERIES shock-absorbing lanyard line simplifies product selection by offering a concise line of standard lanyards that meet a wide range of customer needs.

Waste recycling company fined after multiple incidents

26 August, 2020

SKM Recycling has been fined $115,000 and ordered to pay costs of $18,000 following two separate incidents at its Laverton recycling sorting facility.

SafeWork SA issues fragile roof safety alert

20 August, 2020

Following two separate incidents that led to workers falling from height, SafeWork SA has issued a safety alert about risk management while working on roofs.

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