Working at Heights

fall protection

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...
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What role do you have for workplace safety?

Under the Work Health and Safety Act (WHS), all business, whether large corporates, sole traders or self-employed are classed as PCBU and have the primary duty of care to ensure worker health and safety in the workplace at all times. PCBU A PCBU (Person Conducting Business or Undertaking) such as company director or OHS officer has the primary responsibility to ensure that employees or contractors working at heights are not exposed to health and safety risks. ...
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How Safe Are your Roof Safety Systems?

One of the most important aspects of roof safety systems is to ensure that the products and installations are compliant and meet industry standards. However, a lack of knowledge and regulation specific to fall prevention, has placed workers at risk of serious injury every day. Falls from height are still a primary killer in Australian workplace fatalities, even with the increased awareness of all aspects of roof safety equipment and solutions. In accordance to Working At Heights Associa...
harness fitting

Harness Fitting Guide

Nothing could be worse in safety than a false sense of security. The effectiveness of any harness not only depends on the correct matching of harness to activity, but also having the harness properly fitted. Most harnesses are designed to do a particular job such as EWP, construction, tower works, abseiling, welding, confined space and etc. Many injuries or even death can happen due to the improper fitting of safety harnesses. Comfort and perfect fit should take into consideration when ...