Height

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.


Capital Safety PROTECTA Rebel Personal Self Retracting Lifeline (SRL) range

30 July, 2015 | Supplied by: 3M Fall Protection

Capital Safety has launched a PROTECTA Rebel Personal Self Retracting Lifeline (SRL) range, an update of its Rebel Compact range that minimises fall clearance requirements when working at height.


DBI-SALA Python Safety range of fall protection for tools

01 July, 2015 | Supplied by: 3M Fall Protection

The DBI-SALA range of Python Safety products has been developed to prevent dropped tools and equipment.


Stop the drops

18 June, 2015 by Michael Biddle*, Managing Director, Australia & New Zealand, Capital Safety and Chair, Working at Height Association of Australia | Supplied by: 3M Fall Protection

Working at height continues to represent a major safety management challenge for most workplace health and safety professionals; however, increasingly it is not just 'people falls' that are an issue.


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