All posts by Damaris Hocking

National Safe Work Month

National Safe Work Month

Date Published 12th October 2021

Its National Safe work month and this year’s theme is “Think Safe, Work Safe, Be Safe”. We’ve all been doing our part in “thinking safely” when it comes to social distancing and masking up this year, but this month is a good time to reflect on safety of a different kind. Height Safety. Falls from […]

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When you fall, they fall' - SafeWork NSW Campaign 2021

When you fall, they fall’ – SafeWork NSW Campaign 2021

Date Published 29th July 2021

Safe Work NSW have based this campaign on research which found that most workers did not consider working on a single storey to be “at heights” and that the impact of a serious injury to themselves and family was the biggest motivator to work safe. Some Key points from this campaign are: 👉 Most serious […]

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The Astra of Bondi - Entire Restoration

The Astra of Bondi – Entire Restoration

Date Published 27th July 2021

Being awarded with the restoration of the Astra at Bondi was a very positive start to the year for the rope access team. Right across the road from the legendary Bondi IceBergs, this building is an icon. And what a history this place has.  Now a very exclusive over 55s retirement complex and what a […]

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5 biggest Winter Risks while working at heights & how to manage them!

5 biggest Winter Risks while working at heights & how to manage them!

Date Published 16th July 2021

Brace yourselves, winter is upon us! And with its inevitable drop in temperature comes a unique set of risks to manage. What are the main hazards and control measures? HIDDEN & SLIPPERY SURFACES Working on roofs is classified as high-risk work. During the winter months this risk is higher and becomes harder to manage. Ice, […]

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2020 WINNERS - Masters Painters Awards

2020 WINNERS – Masters Painters Awards

Date Published 23rd June 2021

Congratulations to the Townview Team for bringing home not 1 but 2 master painters awards. The team won two categories & highly recommended in a 3rd category at the masters painting association event last Saturday. The Townview team entered the before and after photos of two residential buildings in Ultimo that caught the eye of […]

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First man jailed under WA’s workplace safety and health laws

First man jailed under WA’s workplace safety and health laws

Date Published 8th June 2021

Holding companies and employers accountable is a huge step towards reduced workplace tragedies. The director of a shed company has become the first person to be sentenced to a term of imprisonment under WA’s workplace safety and health laws after a worker fell approximately nine meters from the apex of the roof, suffering fatal injuries. […]

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Height Horrors

Height Horrors

Date Published 14th May 2021

As leaders in the height safety industry & with over 14 years of experience installing and recertifying height safety systems, our team have discovered some extremely dangerous systems. Our technicians can spot a non-compliant Anchor within seconds but to the average trade using these systems they may not be quite as savvy & aware of […]

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Solar Panel Installers on notice in Safety Blitz

Solar Panel Installers on notice in Safety Blitz

Date Published 18th March 2021

Minister for Better Regulation, Kevin Anderson, has announced that SafeWork NSW inspectors are targeting rooftop solar panel installation, as part of the ongoing focus on reducing fatalities and serious injuries in the construction industry. If you’re a solar panel installer expect an unannounced visit from Safe Work inspectors who are intent on ensuring the industry […]

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Anchor Safe acquires Townview Australia!

Anchor Safe acquires Townview Australia!

Date Published 15th March 2021

Townview Australia provides Rope Access Solutions to strata & facility managers and building owners who require maintenance such as Window Cleaning, façade painting & waterproofing too areas that are difficult to access. Mike King is the former director of Townview, and has a huge amount of experience and expertise in the rope access industry. Over […]

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Learn the Hierarchy of Fall Protection Today

Learn the Hierarchy of Fall Protection Today

Date Published 11th March 2021

  Hazard Elimination   Passive Fall Protection  Fall restraint Systems  Fall Arrest Systems  Administrative Controls Hazard Elimination Can the work be done on the ground avoiding exposure to working at height? Could the risk of falling be eliminated by use of a solid construction? A redesign should be considered to eliminate the need for working at heights. Example of […]

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