Industry


National Safe Work Month – October 2018


It’s nearly October and that means National Safe Work Month. What is National Safe Work Month? Run by Safe Work Australia, NSWM is a month long initiative that encourages businesses to become actively involved in promoting health and safety throughout their workplace. The theme this October is “A moment is all it takes”. Unfortunately, this […]

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Are you cutting corners with roof safety?


You’ve won the tender but now the hard part begins – the build. Everything is specified down to the nuts and bolts, but what about roof access and fall protection? Many architects or building designers will leave the design and installation of roof access and height safety systems to the builder, quoting clauses like “Provide […]

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what is the law

What is the law?


Are you responsible? Our brand new interactive document gives you easy access to important information to ensure you are providing a safe environment for your workers. The requirements of providing and maintaining compliant access and fall protection equipment are constantly changing and if you are a (PCBU) Person Conducting a Business or Undertaking you must be […]

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New Industry Code – Anchors, Lifelines & Rail Systems


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 has been a […]

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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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