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September 21, 2015

Working at Heights Forum

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In the wake of three serious falls on the Gold Coast and one in the Sydney CBD, regulator Workplace Health and Safety Queensland and industry bodies hosted a forum dealing with:

  • Maintenance work on low and high-rise buildings using rope positioning, fall arrest and travel restraint systems.
  • Anchor points testing, design layout and management of control of fixtures, fittings and plan
  • Maintenance work on high rise buildings involving fall arrest and travel restraint systems of work.
  • How to comply with the Act

Principal inspectors and advisors from the Workplace Health and Safety Queensland, the Industrial Rope Access Trade Association, Working at Height Association and Australian Rope Access Association spoke at the forum held on the Gold Coast.

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Event program

TimeSpeakerTopic
9:45 – 9:50 amRay Billiet, Business Engagement Manager, Workplace Health and Safety QueenslandMC welcome.
9:50 – 10:00 amBenjamin Bailey, Principal Inspector, Workplace Health and Safety QueenslandWork at heights – how to comply with the Work Health and Safety Act 2011.
10:00 – 10:10 amRussell Armstrong, Principal Inspector, Workplace Health and Safety QueenslandAnchor points testing, design layout and management of control of fixtures, fittings and plant.
10:10 – 10:30 amJed Millen, safety advocateJed will share how his career as a rigger ended when the bridge deck he was working on collapsed under his feet and he fell five metres onto the ground, permanently injuring his spine.
10:30 – 10:45 amMorning tea
10:45 – 11:00 amPaul Irwin, District Coordinator, WorkCover NSWNew South Wales work at heights programs.
11:00 – 11:15 amRick Millar, Working at Heights AssociationUpdate on the National Working at Heights Committee.
11:15 – 11:35 amStuart Davis, Principal Advisor, Construction Engineering, Workplace Health and Safety QueenslandMaintenance work on high rise buildings involving fall arrest and travel restraint systems of work.
11:35 – 11:55 amPanel members include representatives from:

  • Industrial Rope Access Trade Association
  • Working at Height Association
  • Australian Rope Access Association
  • Workplace Health and Safety Queensland
  • WorkCover New South Wales
Open panel discussion.
11:55 – 12:00 pmRay Billiet, Business Engagement Manager, Workplace Health and Safety QueenslandClose.

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