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 …
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.
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.
June 25, 2015
New rules for fixed ladders
That precarious moment when you step off or onto the top of a ladder has been the focus of new material released by Safe Work Australia.
May 13, 2015
Safe work at height rules update
Safe Work Australia published a revision of the model Code of Practice, Managing the Risk of Falls at Workplaces (“Code”) in March. Chief among the changes…
April 21, 2015
The difference between fall arrest and fall restraint may sound like little more than a technicality, but the reality is so much more. Selecting one of these systems will leave long-lasting legacies for the worker