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 …
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.
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.
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.
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.
October 10, 2017
Collaborative Partnerships Finalist
Workplace Access & Safety, Hutchinson Builders and Cornerstone Properties have been recognised for their work together.
October 2, 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.
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
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.