Good compliance found on Perth construction sites

26 April, 2016

An inspection program of construction sites in Perth has found a high level of compliance with workplace safety laws.

Worker seriously injured in fall from dump truck

21 April, 2016

The Mine Safety Investigation Unit is investigating a recent incident involving a worker suffering head injuries after falling from a dump truck at a mine site in NSW.

Companies fined $1.5m for worker's death in rig collapse

05 April, 2016 | Supplied by: WorkSafe Victoria

Two companies have been fined a total of $1.5 million over the death of a worker who fell 40 metres when a piling rig collapsed at a Melbourne construction site in 2011.

Capital Safety DBI-SALA ExoFit STRATA harness

31 March, 2016 | Supplied by: 3M Fall Protection

Capital Safety has added the DBI-SALA ExoFit STRATA harness to its line of fall protection solutions, a full body safety harness designed and tested with data-driven, third-party research.

Rope access or BMUs — which technology is safer?

29 March, 2016 by Gordon Cadzow, Secretary, Working at Height Association

Recent falls from height on building facade work have been recorded from both rope access applications and from the use of building maintenance units (BMUs). These incidents have again raised discussions on which is the safer of the two technologies.

Improving worker compliance with fall protection equipment

08 March, 2016 by Rick Millar, Technical Manager for Capital Safety Australia & New Zealand, a 3M company | Supplied by: 3M Fall Protection

Despite alarming statistics provided by Safe Work Australia that indicate falls from height remain the number one cause of death in the construction industry, many workers continue to avoid using proper fall protection equipment.

Don't be complacent — height safety standards still need to be maintained

23 October, 2015 | Supplied by: Sayfa Group

Going back 12 to 18 months ago, the height safety industry was abuzz with information, publications and news items about the changes to Australian Standard AS/NZS 5532. But now that the dust has settled, have we all become a little too complacent?

Leading edges — an under-recognised hazard

07 October, 2015 by Rick Millar, Technical Manager, Capital Safety Australia & New Zealand* | Supplied by: 3M Fall Protection

There are some working-at-height applications where environmental factors can affect the performance of PPE. In such circumstances, incorrect product selection could have catastrophic results.

Basic principles of working-at-height anchorage systems

06 October, 2015 by Working at Height Association (WAHA) | Supplied by: Working at Height Association (WAHA)

Recent accidents from working-at-height activities highlight the need to re-enforce the basic principles that must be observed to ensure that the risks from falls are to be minimised through the correct design, installation, testing and recertification of working-at-height anchorage systems.

The problem with unisex safety equipment

06 October, 2015 by Kym Clark, founder of She’s Empowered* | Supplied by: She's Empowered

An opinion on the problem with using unisex PPE when working in high-risk environments from the founder of She's Empowered.

RIS ULRA01 Ultimate Rope Access Harness

30 September, 2015 | Supplied by: RISsafety Pty Ltd

The RIS ULRA01 Ultimate Rope Access Harness is a purpose-built harness suitable for rope-access and rescue-specific requirements.

Capital Safety DBI-SALA Rollgliss Rope-Mate Mechanical Prusik

28 August, 2015 | Supplied by: 3M Fall Protection

Capital Safety has added the DBI-SALA Rollgliss Rope-Mate Mechanical Prusik to its RollglissTechnical Rescue range.

Safe work at height rules update

10 August, 2015 by Carl Sachs*, Managing Director, Workplace Access & Safety | Supplied by: Workplace Access & Safety Pty Ltd

The revised model code of practice for Managing the Risk of Falls in the Workplace is explained.

Ergodyne Magnetic Tray Organisers 5920 (Rectangle) and 5925 (Round)

05 August, 2015 | Supplied by: Pryme Australia Pty Ltd

The Ergodyne magnetic tray organisers are used to store small metallic parts and can be attached to any metallic structure close to the worker at any angle or height.

Capital Safety DBI-SALA Delta Comfort Harness range

04 August, 2015 | Supplied by: 3M Fall Protection

Capital Safety has launched the DBI-SALA Delta Comfort Harness range to its portfolio of fall protection equipment.

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