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What you need to know about AS1657: 2018

What you need to know about AS1657: 2018

Date Published 20th July 2018

The Fall Prevention Safety Standard that addresses the design, construction and installation of fixed platforms, walkways, stairways and ladders has been updated. AS1657: 2018 addresses some of the issues found in AS1657: 2013; with all changes applicable now. Standards Australia have reassured the industry that the bulk of the Standard is not affected by the […]

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5 Ways to Minimise Risk When Working at Heights

5 Ways to Minimise Risk When Working at Heights

Date Published 27th June 2018

Well known as a major phobia, the human relationship with heights is a tricky one, and often fraught with danger. Yet, as our civilisation’s desire for that upward view sees no limit, and thousands of Australian workers risk their lives to take to the skies, we must remember that safety always comes first. Naturally, what […]

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Types of Anchor Point and Where to Use Them

Types of Anchor Point and Where to Use Them

Date Published 29th May 2018

Which Anchor Point System Do You Need? Height safety is a serious matter, and no one takes it more seriously than the team at Anchor Safe. We provide and install a range of anchor point systems, and pride ourselves on our ability to provide the best solution possible. For the end user, it’s not always […]

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The importance of height safety for Australian workers

The importance of height safety for Australian workers

Date Published 5th March 2018

Working at heights is a high risk activity. It’s a leading cause of serious injury and death in Australia, with a majority of fatalities occurring in the construction industry. It’s inevitable that workers will be exposed to these risks on a daily basis, which emphasises the importance of building a height safety culture in the […]

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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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