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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 […]

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Understanding anchor selection – and why it matters


Scenario One You are asked by your client to design a roof access and fall protection system. Roof anchors are chosen for their flexibility, cost benefits and ease of installation. The plans are drawn up and building works are completed, and the systems that you have specified are installed. Months later you are contacted by […]

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Sayfa’s Top 7 Tips for Building Owners & Managers


According to Safe Work Australia, falls from height are the second highest cause of workplace fatalities. When you are the Building Owner or Manager (PCBU – Person in Charge of Building or Undertaking) it is your responsibility to ensure “as far as reasonably practicable, that persons are not exposed to health and safety risks arising […]

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Business is booming but are you taking care of business?


According to the RLB Crane Index, the figure of 735 is a new high and is more than all of the cranes within the entire of the USA. This increase in commercial construction has been responsible for John Holland erecting its first crane in the Melbourne CBD for 15 years, and while this means growth […]

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Statistics are only part of the story


“On average every year in Australia over 8,100 serious claims are lodged due to a fall from height. That’s the statistics but what about the reality? David Crawford freely admits he never used fall protection when he was working as a building contractor, even throughout his apprenticeship. But even though he was remiss in not […]

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Westgate Bridge Collapse


Sayfa remembers this devastating event in history On the 15th October 1970 Australia witnessed a tragedy that is still our worst industrial disaster to date. The collapse of the Westgate Bridge took 35 lives. 48 years on there are still many people who do not understand how this could happen.   The Ripple Effect According […]

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The World’s Longest Glass-Bottomed Bridge


It is 300 metres (984 feet) long, sits 179 metres (590 feet) in the air and up until August 2016 the Haohan Bridge in China – better known as “Brave Men’s Bridge” – was the longest glass-bottomed bridge in the world. Stretching across the Shiniuzhai National Geological Park, the bridge’s original construction design was to […]

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It’s a minefield out there – don’t risk it!


From the first initial concept through to the final design phase, it is essential that there is collaboration, investigation and that the decisions made in all areas of building design take safety into consideration. According to Safe Work Australia … “Of the 639 work related fatalities from 2006-2011, one third (188) were caused by unsafe […]

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