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New penalties in play for failure to protect falls

New penalties in play for failure to protect falls

Date Published 13th November 2017

Now is the time to revise your compliance as SafeWork NSW introduces big penalties to workplaces that fail to protect employees against falls from heights. SafeWork NSW reports that this year alone, they have attended 234 incidents, including eight fatalities. To aim to combat this, from 1 November 2017, SafeWork NSW inspectors will be able […]

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October is Safe Work Month

October is Safe Work Month

Date Published 16th October 2017

October is Safe Work Month – an initiative hosted by Safe Work Australia that aims to raise awareness and share safety innovations. At Anchor Safe, we strongly believe every month is safe work month, however we always look forward to October and the conversations around safety. Safe Work Month is a good time to reflect […]

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Achieve the essential 4Cs of height safety training

Achieve the essential 4Cs of height safety training

Date Published 11th April 2017

What are the essential 4Cs of height safety training? It’s simple – but not easily achieved: compliance, convenience, competence and confidence.   Here at Anchor Safe, we believe that training should deliver the latest smarts and specific skills your people need to build a height safety culture and injury-free workplace.   Our Work Safely at […]

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Height Safety: The Top 5 Myths Busted

Height Safety: The Top 5 Myths Busted

Date Published 14th November 2016

How good is your height safety knowledge? With rooftop safety, out of sight often becomes out of mind. Myths and misconceptions develop, and that leads to poor decision-making. Are you guilty of any of these? “It’s not my responsibility” Whether you’re a building owner, subcontractor or designer, height safety is everyone’s responsibility. Morally and legally, […]

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Three Must-Dos to Prevent Rooftop Falls

Three Must-Dos to Prevent Rooftop Falls

Date Published 14th November 2016

If you have employees or contractors working on your rooftop, providing a safe working environment and preventing falls is absolutely critical. Here are the three essential steps to take for rooftop safety: Assess the risks You need to audit current rooftop risks and whether any existing height safety equipment is compliant with Australian Standards. Any […]

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6 Common Height Safety Mistakes

6 Common Height Safety Mistakes

Date Published 14th November 2016

Whether it’s the wrong choice of equipment or installation issues, height safety mistakes are all-too common. Here’s what to spot in the quest to prevent rooftop accidents: Poor height safety system design Designing a robust height safety system takes experience, a full understanding of Australian Standards, and a commitment to rooftop worker safety above all […]

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The Height Safety Dilemma: In-house vs Outsourced

The Height Safety Dilemma: In-house vs Outsourced

Date Published 14th November 2016

Many building owners and facility managers face the same dilemma: should height safety compliance be kept in-house or outsourced? Here we explore the pros and cons of each approach. In-house   At an initial glance, keeping height safety compliance in house can look attractive. There are no out of pocket expenses and you’ll always know […]

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Ensuring safety around brittle and fragile roofs

Ensuring safety around brittle and fragile roofs

Date Published 12th October 2016

When construction professionals install roofs, there is an expectation that they will stand the test of time. Of course, with the right materials, tools and expertise, this is often the case – protecting against all manner of weather and environmental occurrences. However, as Australia’s infrastructure begins to age, these surfaces can become brittle or fragile […]

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When should your business review working at heights standards?

When should your business review working at heights standards?

Date Published 3rd September 2016

Effective and positive planning must be top of the agenda for construction business leaders. From project costs and recruitment to communication with other enterprises, the more organised they are, the more likely that everything will run smoothly. It is the same mantra that must be applied to workplace safety planning when there are employees operating […]

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Ways to prevent falls in the workplace

Ways to prevent falls in the workplace

Date Published 7th July 2016

We all know working at height is dangerous, but there are real and practical ways to significantly reduce risk every time – and keep yourself or your employees in a much safer environment. According to Safe Work Australia, fall hazards are observed anywhere where a job is being done at height. This can be working on […]

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