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WAHA releases an article on Australian Standards

March 29 2016

WAHA today published an article that provides an update on the current status of the AU/NZS 1891 series, and the AU/NZS 5532:2013 Australian Standards applicable to working safely at heights in Australia and New Zealand, AS/NZS1891.  Click here to read the article.

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Fall from edge protection system

April 19 2018

In March 2018, a 19 year old worker sustained fracture injuries to both kneecaps, partially severed fingers on one hand and a severe laceration to his calf when he fell approximately …

Safety Alert: Falls through skylights and plastic roof sheeting

April 5 2018

Safework NSW has released a Safety Alert about Falls through skylights and plastic roof sheeting. This safety alert reminds persons of the risks associated with working on roofs with skylights or …

Worker killed in skylight fall

March 13 2018

n February 2018, a worker was killed after falling five metres onto a concrete floor. Early investigations indicate the worker was attending to a radio tower on the roof of a …

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 …