Update to Australian Standard AS1657:2018

Don’t panic! Australian Standard 1657:2018 (fixed platforms, walkways, stairways and ladders – design, construction and installation) has been updated but the reality is not much will affect Sayfa products or installation. The changes include clarification to certain words and phrases and updated drawings to align with the relevant clauses. While this review has addressed some […]

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Can a drone really replace a person?

The hype is everywhere at the moment – drones will take over the world! Well, not really but there are thoughts that drones could heavily impact the height safety industry, more specifically the inspection of existing fall protection equipment.  While it is true that drones can offer building owners basic roof top inspections, it would […]

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Don’t fall for the hidden dangers of skylights

UK company fined and director sentenced after worker falls through fragile skylight The hidden danger of unprotected skylights has again been highlighted after a UK worker fell approximately 3.3 metres through a perspex skylight. The worker sustained a broken shoulder, head injury, a partially collapsed lung and three broken ribs, spending three days in hospital. […]

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Have a Sayfa Holiday Season

Take care with our 10 point safety checklist The build up to the holiday season is the busiest time of year for most businesses. Unfortunately, this brings with it higher risks caused by heavier workloads and tighter deadlines and can result in an increase in the chance of accidents and incidents. According to WorkSafe Victoria, […]

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Could this be our worst year ever?

Since 2003, when Safe Work Australia first began collecting statistics, the average number of fatalities resulting from falls at height has hovered around the 26-28 deaths per year. While this is still a totally unacceptable amount of lives lost, we have felt to a certain extent that things were relatively stable. However upon the release […]

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What happens after your fall arrest equipment saves you?

You are carrying out work at height. You have put all of the safety controls in place and are using all the necessary equipment for the job. Even so, the unthinkable happens and you trip and fall off the edge. Immediately your fall arrest equipment takes effect and you are saved from a fall which […]

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National Safe Work Month 2017

Sharing safety knowledge and experience benefits everyone Join Sayfa in recognising National Safe Work Month. Let’s make October the month to reflect on YOUR working at height practices. How long has it been since you reviewed your working at height procedures and documentation? Falls from height is the major cause of fatalities within the construction […]

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New OHS Regulations 2017 – how do they affect you?

Effective 18th June Victoria’s new OH&S Regulations 2017 (OHS Regulations 2017) came into effect. This replaces the existing 2007 version. But what impact will these have on the height safety industry? Links to document: Authorised Version – OHS Regulations 2017 OHS Regulations 2017 Reform The key changes that affect our industry are: Definitions In these […]

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