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Height Safety in 2020 and beyond | Our top 6 Height Safety trends

Date Published 24th February 2020

Anchor Safe has been at the forefront of height safety in Australia for over 30 years and the safety landscape has changed dramatically in that time – for the better. In the last 10-15 years alone, we’ve seen the introduction of specific working at heights legislation and a National Code of Practice, and there’s been […]

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The low down on Single Point Anchor Standards – Settling the confusion

Date Published 5th December 2019

There has been quite a bit of confusion around the Australian and New Zealand Standard for ‘manufacturing requirements for single-point anchor device used for harness-based work at height’ (AS/NZS 5532: 2013). AS/NZS 5532 was introduced back in 2013 and remains the current standard which anchor points, one of the most critical fall protection devices, need […]

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The highest standards of safety, quality and environmental management

Date Published 23rd October 2019

The Anchor Safe team works hard to stay at the top of our game so you can rest easy, knowing you’re working with industry leaders in height safety, quality and compliance We’re proud to say we recently achieved certification in three key international standards: ISO 45001: 2018 Occupational Health & Safety ISO 9001: 2015 Quality […]

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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

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

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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Working at Height Hierarchy of Control

Date Published 16th August 2019

In determining the type of height safety system required for a particular job it can be useful to apply a hierarchy of control. Using a risk prevention hierarchy it is possible to determine the highest level of control that can be achieved when working with a height hazard. The levels to be considered in prevention […]

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Use our simple checklist to help prevent workplace falls

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

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

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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