New Industry Code – Anchors, Lifelines & Rail Systems

Download the Code Released in July 2018 by WAHA, the Working At Height Association, this code is a welcome addition to the height safety industry. Why has this code been written? As many of you will be aware, the height safety industry has been, for the most part, governed by self-certification. As an industry, there […]

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Designing buildings is your specialty – but what about height safety equipment?

Test Your Knowledge As architects or building designers you are experts at creating functional, safe and aesthetically pleasing buildings and structures. That is what you do. But what do you know about access and fall protection system design? According to Work Health & Safety laws designers must ensure “that any structure being designed to be […]

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Failure to perform risk assessments and lack of instruction can be a lethal mix

Many of us, especially those within the height safety industry, can recall the tragic events on 5th November 2015 when a contractor conducting work at height at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre fell 17 metres to his death. Upon investigation it was revealed that the worker had removed himself from abseil ropes while […]

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Don’t assume you’re covered – this clause may not protect you!

“Provide compliant roof safety system to Australian Standards” Many architects and designers use the above clause in their specifications, in fact, you and your colleagues may put something similar into your paperwork but are you absolutely sure that this covers your responsibility as a building designer? Under Work Health and Safety laws it is a […]

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The 10 Most Useful Apps for Architects & Designers

Applications to make designing easier Following on from our previous post, The 10 Most Useful Apps For People Working At Heights, we have now put together some time saving apps for architects and building designers.   1.  CONSTRUCTION MANAGER for iPhone, iPad and Android Ensure your site information such as maintenance logs, daily reports, project estimates and […]

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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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