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Webinar: A Survival Guide to the roof anchor safety alert and Australian Standard AS/NZS 5532

The Working At Height Association has issued a safety alert regarding roof safety anchors due to failures of several anchors during testing, which can be downloaded at

Anchors are lifesaving devices routinely used by people wearing harnesses to connect their lanyards to the building, with hundreds of thousands installed on Australian government and commercial workplaces. The failed anchors were tested in accordance with an Australian Standard, AS/NZS5532, published in 2013.

Brief yourself in this very practical 60-minute webinar presented jointly by Workplace Access & Safety, SAI Global and Norton Rose Fulbright:

  • Hear what went wrong and why it matters
  • Understand the key principles of the Australian Standards dealing with roof anchors and 3rd party certification
  • Develop an action plan to deal with the height safety equipment at your workplace

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The Presenters

Michael Tooma

Michael Tooma, Norton Rose Fulbright

Michael Tooma is one of Australia’s pre-eminent occupational health and safety lawyers. He leads the Asia Pacific health, safety and security practice. In addition to practise, Michael has written and lectured extensively on OHS law. He is the author of numerous texts on occupational health and safety law and practice, and Michael is also consulting editor of Managing Work Health and Safety, CCH, and co-authored, with Professor Richard Johnstone, Work Health and Safety Regulation in Australia: The Model Act, Federation Press.

Ehab Melek

Ehab Melek, SAI Global

For over eleven years Ehab has overseen numerous industry and regulatory changes and has managed the building and infrastructure team for five years. His extensive knowledge of standards and regulatory requirements in the building sector is well-respected in the industry. Ehab has a bachelor degree in building and construction management and over twenty years’ experience in the building tra

Carl Sachs

Carl Sachs, Workplace Access & Safety

Carl Sachs is the managing director of fall prevention company, Workplace Access & Safety, and a director of the Working At Height Association. Carl was also a member of the committee that drafted AS/NZS 5532.