All posts by Damaris Hocking

Mixing Components from Different Manufacturers in Height Safety Systems

Mixing Components from Different Manufacturers in Height Safety Systems

Date Published 9th April 2024

In the past few years, there has been a significant increase in height safety systems being installed or retrofitted with mixed components from different manufacturers. Mixing components from different manufacturers on height safety systems may seem like a cost-effective shortcut, but it can jeopardise the safety of those working at height, cause compliance issues and […]

Read more

Halfway Point Results - SafeWork NSW Falls from Heights Blitz

Halfway Point Results – SafeWork NSW Falls from Heights Blitz

Date Published 29th February 2024

At the halfway point of SafeWork NSW’s 12-month blitz on falls from heights, they have visited 1,218 sites resulting in 1499 improvement notices, 727 Prohibition Notices and 352 penalty notices amounting to $972,000 dollars. As SafeWork continues to prioritise the safety of workers at heights through unannounced site visits and promoting awareness around PCBU legal […]

Read more

Temporary vs Permanent Roof Guardrails

Temporary vs Permanent Roof Guardrails

Date Published 29th September 2023

  The main difference between permanent and temporary guardrails is their intended duration of use, with permanent guardrails being designed for long-term, fixed installations while temporary guardrails offer short-term, flexible solutions for varying site requirements. Both temporary and permanent rooftop guardrail systems provide excellent protection for workers from the dangers of falling from heights. When […]

Read more

What Makes A Guardrail Compliant with AS 1657:2018

What Makes A Guardrail Compliant with AS 1657:2018

Date Published 29th September 2023

  Understanding exactly what makes a guardrail compliant with the current Australian Standards is key to ensuring the installation is safe and fit for use. Anchor Safe installs thousands of meters of permanent fall prevention guard rails every year throughout Australia, ensuring complete compliance and safety for our clients. We’ve taken our expert understanding of […]

Read more

Understanding the Lifespan, Inspection, and Maintenance of Height-Safety PPE in Australia

Understanding the Lifespan, Inspection, and Maintenance of Height-Safety PPE in Australia

Date Published 5th September 2023

. Understanding the lifespan and maintenance of height-safety Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is paramount. This equipment, designed to protect Australian workers from height-related hazards, has a defined service life influenced by factors such as usage, maintenance, and adherence to national standards. This article delves into the intricacies of height-safety PPE in Australia, shedding light on […]

Read more

Cage Ladders

Cage Ladders

Date Published 14th August 2023

Anchor Safe is Australia’s leading provider of aluminium cage ladder access systems, offering comprehensive system design, ladder installation, and height safety certification services. Anchor Safe cage ladders are highly cost-effective, maintenance-free and available across Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Albury, and their surrounding regions. Every Anchor Safe Access System is designed to suit the specific needs of […]

Read more

6 Best Practice Tips for Working at Height

6 Best Practice Tips for Working at Height

Date Published 19th May 2023

Working at height is inherently dangerous with falls and other accidents posing a serious threat to workers’ safety and exposing all to potential litigation. As such, it is essential that employers and employees alike take steps to identify potential hazards and implement appropriate safety measures to protect people working at height. In this article, we […]

Read more

The Ultimate Guide to Ladder Safety

The Ultimate Guide to Ladder Safety

Date Published 18th May 2023

Falls from ladders are one of the most common causes of injury in Australia. The 3 most common elements in falls involving ladders are incorrect set-up, incorrect use and damaged or poor-quality ladders.  Falls from ladders can result in abrasions, dislocations and fractured limbs, spinal cord damage or severe brain injury and even death. In […]

Read more

Fall Protection; Staying Safe & Compliant at Height

Fall Protection; Staying Safe & Compliant at Height

Date Published 29th March 2023

What is Fall Protection? Fall Protection refers to the measures put in place to prevent a person from falling from heights and sustaining injury or death. These measures can include a variety of fall protection systems, personal equipment, and safety procedures that are specifically designed to reduce the risk of falls. What constitutes adequate fall […]

Read more

Hierarchy of Control for Working at Height

Hierarchy of Control for Working at Height

Date Published 20th February 2023

The hierarchy of control measures is a system for controlling risks in the workplace, that should be used to minimise or eliminate the inherent risks associated with working at heights. Properly understanding the hierarchy of control can help Persons Conducting Business or Undertaking (PCBU) that involves work at height, to eliminate, control, or reduce risks […]

Read more