A new industry code for the installation of fall protection anchors, lifelines and rail systems has been launched by the Working at Height Association (WAHA).
Reducing falls at housing construction sites is the goal of WorkSafe Victoria, following 40 serious incidents since 1 February 2018.
Do you have a documented and rehearsed rescue plan, with adequately trained rescue personnel and the capability to rescue an injured person from a confined space if an emergency occurs?
In order to increase the life and compliance of height safety PPE, the equipment should be regularly cleaned.
Two serious workplace falls in less than two weeks have prompted a WorkSafe Victoria warning about the dangers of working at heights.
The 'professional end' of businesses are constantly working to improve their operations — and are extremely proficient at so doing. However, at the smaller end of the market where tradespeople are working from business owners’ height safety systems, or on sites where there are no systems of fall protection at all, significant problems remain.
Did you know roof workers' lives could be at risk if the anchors they use are not correct for the application?
The SafetyLink FrogLine horizontal surface-mounted lifeline has a low-profile design, which combines energy-absorbing capabilities into every intermediate, end and corner anchor, consequently incorporating the line energy absorbers into the system.
Technology that enables employees to safely work in hard-to-reach areas on and around roofs is very important for those in the industry.
Each year more than 150 workers are injured while undertaking tree work, but a new project aims to address safety in the industry.
Falling objects at construction sites will be the target of WorkSafe inspections during a three-week blitz in Victoria.