All posts by Michael

3 Secrets of Choosing a Height Safety Adviser

3 Secrets of Choosing a Height Safety Adviser

Date Published 10th October 2019

Falls are a major cause of death and serious injury in Australian workplaces: and preventing them is an ongoing and complex challenge for government and industry. More than ever, it is essential to choose the right experts to help keep your workers and rooftops secure – now and into the future. Three keys to selecting […]

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Solar panel installation a specialist job

Solar panel installation a specialist job

Date Published 16th September 2019

Energy price increases have created a solar energy boom with installations at their highest since 2012, when attractive solar subsidies were available. In 2009, the Home Insulation Program (HIP) created a surge of market activity over a short period of time. The number of ‘registered installers’ required to keep up with demand was so great […]

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The hidden dangers of working at height

The hidden dangers of working at height

Date Published 26th August 2019

When it comes to working at height safely, don’t be caught out by hidden dangers. Environmental change can happen at any time which requires workers to be vigilant in looking for a change in risk profile. Being prepared for all circumstances comes with experience but can also come with some forward planning. Here are some […]

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Hierarchy of Control for Working at Height

Hierarchy of Control for Working at Height

Date Published 16th August 2019

The hierarchy of control for working at height is a system used to minimise or eliminate the inherent risks associated with working at heights. The ultimate goal of the hierarchy of control in relation to working at height is to prevent a fall by assessing the situation against the 5 control measures of elimination, substitution, […]

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Fall Protection Checklist

Fall Protection Checklist

Date Published 31st July 2019

Do you know how safe your employees are when working from a height? Each year there are thousands of preventable slips and falls on worksites. These falls can result in musculoskeletal injuries, cuts, bruises, fractures and dislocations, and sometimes death. While some falls are caused by environmental factors, like slippery surfaces from the rain, there […]

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SafeWork NSW Falls From Heights Action Plan

SafeWork NSW Falls From Heights Action Plan

Date Published 26th April 2019

At Anchor Safe, we want everyone to get the message that safe working at heights is a must. Why? Because falling from heights is not only one of the biggest risks on any building or work site, it remains one of the biggest causes of death and injury on Australian work sites. SafeWork NSW is […]

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SafeWork NSW Construction Blitz On Falls From Heights

SafeWork NSW Construction Blitz On Falls From Heights

Date Published 23rd April 2019

Did you know that falling from heights is the number one killer on NSW construction site? These types of deaths tripled between 2013 and 2016. Incident reports revealed that 61% of falls from the construction industry were from workers that fell from a height between 2 and 4 metres. SafeWork NSW’s Construction Blitz on Falls […]

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Queensland’s first Category 1 prosecution for ‘reckless conduct’

Queensland’s first Category 1 prosecution for ‘reckless conduct’

Date Published 5th April 2019

A Queensland company has been fined $1 million and the company director sentenced to one year in prison following a death from a fall from height. We’re sharing this information, not to call attention to the people involved, but because it’s a stark warning for all facility owners and managers regarding the serious consequences if […]

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Fall Arrest and Fall Restraint Systems

Fall Arrest and Fall Restraint Systems

Date Published 25th February 2019

Falls from heights stand as the second leading cause of work-related deaths in Australia. Fall restraint and fall arrest systems are crucial for the safety of those working at heights. On the surface, the terms ‘fall restraint’ and ‘fall arrest’ could be mistaken as the same concept. However, understanding the features of the equipment, what […]

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Safety all round: Are your height safety systems fit to carry out ACP inspections?

Safety all round: Are your height safety systems fit to carry out ACP inspections?

Date Published 11th December 2018

Following recent building fires around the world, new legislation has been introduced to cover cladding made from aluminium composite panels (ACPs). The ‘Building and other Legislation (Cladding) Amendment Regulation 2018’ came into effect on 1 October. Under the new legislation, it is compulsory for audits to be carried out by property managers, owners and body […]

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