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Fall Restraint and Fall Arrest – What’s the Difference?

Fall Restraint and Fall Arrest – What’s the Difference?

Date Published 25th February 2019

Fall Arrest vs Fall Restraint Falls from heights stand as the second leading cause of work-related deaths in Australia. In order to decrease the number of tragedies that occur each year, a positive safety culture is being promoted in workplaces. This movement will increase the commitment to health and safety from everyone on the work […]

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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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Risk assessments can prevent falls

Risk assessments can prevent falls

Date Published 29th November 2018

Falls through brittle or fragile roofing material are a common cause of serious injuries to workers. Should exposure to such hazards occur, fall protection systems are designed to prevent a fall. In August this year a first-year apprentice electrician working on the installation of solar panels on the roof of a commercial building fell through […]

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Safety for young workers and generations to come

Safety for young workers and generations to come

Date Published 12th November 2018

Last month’s World Safety Day focused on safety for young workers and generations to come. Young workers and apprentices make up a substantial proportion of the construction and trade contractor industry workforce. The younger generation of workers are unfamiliar with appropriate workplace behaviours, their inexperience and a lack of maturity brings a higher risk of […]

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Why culture matters to Anchor Safe

Why culture matters to Anchor Safe

Date Published 9th November 2018

It’s unfortunate that many industries, don’t have a great reputation for workplace culture. At Anchor Safe, one of the things we hear from new staff time and time again is that their previous employer treated them like a cog in a machine rather than an important member of the team. But that’s not sustainable in […]

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Case Study: A safety solution that considers every angle

Case Study: A safety solution that considers every angle

Date Published 9th November 2018

If you’re a property and facility manager, we understand you’re not just dealing with one building – but many all at once, and at many locations. Ensuring your buildings are compliant and safe for your tenants is key – but there’s no cookie cutter solution. Each building must be assessed on its individual needs – […]

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Chilling statistics remind of importance of fall prevention

Chilling statistics remind of importance of fall prevention

Date Published 9th November 2018

Safe Work Australia produce an annual report that provides information on the circumstances of work-related deaths. According to their most recent statistics, published on 30 May , the number of workers killed from a fall from height in 2017 was 26, one more fatality than in 2016. Falls from height were the cause of 12% […]

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Life-changing moments: 3 crucial height safety steps for your workforce and business

Life-changing moments: 3 crucial height safety steps for your workforce and business

Date Published 9th November 2018

Last year in Australia, 191* people died while doing their jobs and over 106,000 people made a claim for a serious injury. Why not take a minute to make sure your workers don’t become one of these statistics? October is National Safe Work Month, and this year’s theme is “a moment is all it takes”. […]

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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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