WAHA Activity News Update: Australian Standards Update

May 22 2017

WAHA Activity News

Australian Standards Update
The SF015 Committee of Standards Australia is continuing to meet to review the AS/NZS 1891 Series of Standards. As previously advised, work requires to be completed on the manufacturing and testing standards – now being split in to 5 sections as detailed below:

Part 1 – Harnesses
Part 2 – Horizontal Lifeline & Rail Systems
Part 3 – Fall Arrest Devices
Part 5 – Lanyard Assemblies
Part 6 – Ancillary Equipment

Other News

11 falls prompts warning about working safely at heights

February 14 2018

WorkSafe has warned there will be consequences for not managing the risk associated with working at heights on construction sites following two serious incidents in less than two weeks. A 19-year-old …

$150,000 fine after fall leaves worker a paraplegic

December 18 2017

A workplace incident in which a maintenance worker fell six metres and was left paraplegic has resulted in a $150,000 fine for the height safety company involved. The company, which pleaded …

New Guide for managing the risks of working in heat released by SafeWork Australia

December 8 2017

Heat is a hazard in many Australian workplaces, whether work is performed indoors or outdoors, so the guide has been produced to help employers and workers stay safe. People in control …

Government launches safety blitz to drive down construction deaths

November 22 2017

Minister for Better Regulation Matt Kean today launched a year-long blitz to crack down on dodgy construction businesses which put their workers at risk. Mr Kean said the number of falls …

Height Safety and Access System Compliance Checklist

September 4 2017

A Facility Managers Height Safety and Access Systems Compliance Checklist has been added to the RIS website in the Technical area.  This tool is available for Facility Managers to use to …

WHSQ Incident updates: Serious falls from height at the Gold Coast

July 24 2017

There have been several recent falls from height at the Gold Coast which are being investigated by Workplace Health and Safety Queensland (WHSQ). In the 11 July 2017 incident in Ashmore, …