Working at Heights

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Who Do You Count On For Safety?

Working at heights remains one of the biggest causes of fatalities and serious injuries in Australia. We raise the challenge that no workers should work in an unsafe environment, and no death or injury is acceptable. When it comes to safety, you need practical solutions with the right equipment that simply work, day in and day out, without fail. The challenge is who do you count on when it comes to safety? Check out our campaign video here, featuring our commitment in the height safe...
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Safety First, No Matter What

Safety First, No Matter What Working at heights remains one of the biggest causes of fatalities and serious injuries in Australia. On average 26 workplace deaths and almost 8,000 injured every year in Australia due to fall from heights. TOUGHER penalties for workplace safety offences have come into effect in Western Australia on 3 October 2018, which raises the maximum term of imprisonment to five years and $680,000 fine for an individual, or $3.5 million fine for body corporate. Regar...
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How do you know if your workplace is compliant?

If you or your personnel need to work at heights as part of your regular duties, you need to ensure that your premises are safe and compliant. This includes requirements to: Ensure any work involving the risk of a fall is carried out on the ground or on a solid construction Provide safe means to access and exit a workplace Minimise the risk of falls by providing a fall prevention device, work positioning system or a fall arrest system The design and installation of fall protecti...
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At what height do you need a fall protection system?

As stated in OSH Regulations, if any personnel or contractors are at risk of falling 2 metres or more from a flat edge such as scaffolds, stairs, landings and etc, then you will need “edge protection” in place. However, if the personnel are working on something apart from a flat edge, such as a roof, roof truss or ladder, then only 3 metres and above requires edge protection. Handrails and scaffolds are commonly installed across roof areas as an edge protection. However, these may not be f...