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

UPDATED 21.08.2018 Do your systems comply? With the changes to the AS1657:2018 is it time to check if your buildings, practices and systems are still up to standard? Contact the sales team on 1300 301 755 or to organise a height safety audit. Why not conduct our 3 minute HEIGHT SAFETY HEALTH CHECK and […]

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Can a drone really replace a person?

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 be negligent to consider that a quick “view from the top” is adequate enough […]

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Don’t fall for the hidden dangers of skylights

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. Additionally, he was forced to be off work for 18 months and […]

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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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