Industry


Stop! Before you commence work at height you need to read this.


1.  Ensure all workplace WHS requirements are identified and understood. A risk assessment with a safe work method procedure must be completed and approved by management prior to work commencing. Read our article, “What is a SWMS” for more information. 2.  Authorisation to access any risk area must be obtained from the person in control […]

Read More
Australian Standards, Industry Codes, Acts

Two important Australian Standard and Industry Code updates you need to know


  The is designed, manufactured and tested in accordance with AS/NZS 5532 and AS/NZS 1891.4. Australian Standard AS/NZS 5532 The industry has been holding its breath in anticipation for a revision to this Standard, and the ensuing impact that it would have when and if any changes were made. Well, the wait is over and […]

Read More
3Sixty Top Mount Anchor

Not all anchors are created equal


There are many anchors on the market, some good and some not so good, but how do you tell the difference and ensure that the ones you are choosing to install will result in compliant systems and most importantly be able to safely arrest a fall? The is designed, manufactured and tested in accordance with […]

Read More
10 safety hacks that might save a life

10 Working at height hacks that might save a life


1. The law and who’s responsible Taking ownership for your responsibilities is essential when it comes to ensuring that you are covered from all angles. Acts, Regulations, Codes and Standards all need to be complied with and no matter which end of the process you are; designer, builder, manager or user they must be followed […]

Read More
News fallarrest image 880x400

Fall arrest, fall restraint & fall prevention


When ensuring correct system selection, it is vital to understand working at heights terminology. Below is a a simple explanation of these three different terms which are used extensively in the height safety industry.  It is very important to follow the hierarchy of risk control which can be defined as: Eliminate the risk by undertaking […]

Read More

Think height safety design isn’t your responsibility – think again!


1.  Generic clauses may not cover you As builder designers you may think that your responsibility does not include the design of height safety systems. Inclusion of this generic clause in specifications, “Provide compliant roof safety system to Australian Standards” is common practice and many designers believe that this adequately removes their liability. However, would you be […]

Read More
Workers using Raptor rigid rails

Safety in Design


According to Safe Work Australia, 188 work-related fatalities from 2006 to 2011 were caused by unsafe design. Quite a chilling statistic, but the good news is if more care can be taken at the design stage, the closer we may be towards a zero fatality rate which will ultimately benefit everyone. Before you draw that […]

Read More
News plummet2 image 880x400

Update – Company fined $300,000


Updated 25th February 2019 The Sydney company that failed to conduct proper inspections on the window cleaning platform (BMU) involved in this incident has been fined $300,000 by SafeWork NSW. The investigation found that the company had failed to carry out basic inspection and maintenance on the platform and the incident has left the workers […]

Read More