You have heard of a ‘shock absorber’ before, but what does it have to do when it comes to fall protection? Or, maybe you have heard of a shock absorber but have you ever wondered how it works?
The Working at Height Association has funded the development of an Australia Standard for the manufacture and test of single point anchors through Standards Australia. Gordon Cadzow, Secretary, WAHA, provides all the background and progress of this standard and the critical next step to ensure properly functioning fall arrest systems.
The Protecta Dual-Ring Cable Tie-Off Adapter anchorage device has been designed to provide an alternative to ‘choker’ style anchors and as a safe replacement for material handling slings that are being used for fall protection.
The TechTable from Tech Innovations Australia is a technicians table which has been designed specifically for the telecommunications industry to reduce common manual-handling risks, neck pain, shoulder pain and lower-back pain that occur while repetitively terminating data cabling.
The MKI Acrosafe Podium provides a safe platform when working near a live edge. It is suitable for platform heights of 670 and 960 cm and 1.2 m and features guardrail frames fitted at the stair end which can be used as a handrail and act as fall protection when on the stairs.
Flowcrete’s Deckshield car park decking system has been used in a major redevelopment project, at a retail site in Johannesburg.
Capital Safety has launched the FlexiGuard Access Systems range and Retrieval SRL Hitch Mount.
Working at heights continues to be a key issue within the safety world and despite continual education we still see workers falling both with safety systems in place and without.