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  • AS/NZS 1891, Static line, Close to edge, Person

    June 4, 2018

    Preview: What to expect from the fall arrest standard AS/NZS 1891 draft next month

    In just weeks, the draft revision of one of Australia’s most important height safety standards, AS/NZS 1891 Industrial fall-arrest systems and devices, is expected to be open for public comment. To help prepare you …

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  • Melbourne Health Height Safety Project

    May 2, 2018

    WorkCover skylight safety alert

    WorkCover NSW has issued a formal safety alert after one worker died and two others received serious injuries when they fell through a skylight or plastic roof sheeting in March.

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  • April 20, 2018

    Workplace Access & Safety presents safe design story at ARBS

    The story of how the seemingly impossible task of accessing cooling towers safely on a 22-storey building in Brisbane’s CBD will be told by Workplace Access & Safety’s Carl Sachs at the ARBS 18 Conference in May.

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  • December 12, 2017

    Watch On-Demand | Working at Height: Essential Update

    Ready to view when you are, join Carl Sachs of Workplace Access & Safety and Alena Titterton, Partner at Clyde & Co discuss recent changes to key legislation governing working at height.

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  • October 20, 2017

    Safety in Design for Working at Height

    Under work health and safety legislation, anyone making decisions that influence the design outcome is obliged to consider safety in design, including architects, designers, engineers and builders operating under design and construct (D&C) contracts.

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  • October 10, 2017

    Collaborative Partnerships Finalist

    Workplace Access & Safety, Hutchinson Builders and Cornerstone Properties have been recognised for their work together.

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  • October 5, 2017

    Webinar | Epworth Hospital Richmond: making the spectacular safe and easy to maintain

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  • October 2, 2017

    IHEA 2017

    Join next week’s IHEA Healthcare Facilities Management Conference (HFMC 2017) to hear the amazing story of the engineering challenges faced at Epworth Hospital’s new Richmond build.

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  • July 26, 2017

    AIRAH research into HVAC industry uncovers biggest safety risk

    AIRAH’s Safety in the HVAC&R Industry report touches on something important: access to rooftop plant is often forgotten at the design stage

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  • Height Safety Ladders

    June 1, 2017

    Ladders, steps and stairs. What to use and when

    Ladders are pretty straightforward, right? Think again. The Australian Standard AS 1657 is very specific in defining platforms, walkways, stairways and ladders. Unfortunately, far too many buildings have the wrong ladder in the wrong place, exposing their owners to court action in the event of a tragic fall. The following is a handy overview of the requirements surrounding ladders, steps and stairs.

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