AS/NZS 5532 Australian Standard

AS/NZS 5532 Compliance

Since it was announced in 2017 that a review was underway of the Australian and New Zealand Standard, AS/NZS 5532, there has been significant confusion as to whether this Standard, relating to single point anchors, was relevant. On 18th September 2019, the Working At Height Association (WAHA) issued a Compliance Statement confirming that single point […]

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Have a Sayfa Holiday Season

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, statistically the weeks leading up to the Christmas […]

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Providing safe access for facade maintenance

Facade maintenance is an ongoing and never ending requirement for companies wanting to uphold a high class corporate image. The task can be labour intensive, costly and involve the hire of expensive equipment to enable safe access for window cleaning or other maintenance tasks. Traffic management, footpath and road closures may also have to be […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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