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3 ways to prevent falls at the workplace

3 ways to prevent falls at the workplace

Date Published 17th November 2015

To the average person, falling down doesn’t sound like too big of a deal. However, when a carpenter is working several metres above the ground, such an incident becomes all the more serious. According to a recent infographic from Safe Work Australia (SWA), between 2008-09 and 2012-13, slips, trips and falls caused 17,660 serious injuries. […]

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Turn on the lights to prevent falls from heights

Turn on the lights to prevent falls from heights

Date Published 17th November 2015

Visibility is a key factor that often dictates a work environment’s level of safety. If employees are conducting tasks in areas with poor lighting, they expose themselves to a greater risk of injury. In addition to establishing height safety solutionsĀ thatĀ are appropriate for their operations, foremen and other business professionals must take tactics to improve visibility. […]

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Are height-related accidents a problem in mining?

Are height-related accidents a problem in mining?

Date Published 14th November 2015

Mining employees typically aren’t exposed to the same height-related risks as construction workers, but personnel should still consider enrolling in height safety courses. According to a 2013 report from Safe Work Australia (SWA), 4 per cent of height-related fatalities transpired at mining facilities between 2008 and 2011. While such figures are tragic, the extractives industry […]

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How to conduct a height safety assessment

How to conduct a height safety assessment

Date Published 3rd November 2015

Australian law requires those overseeing workplaces to establish fall risk management protocols to mitigate hazards, especially when employees are working from heights. Obviously, procuring height safety equipment is a good measure to take, but employers should take more of a solutions-focussed approach. This involves conducting a comprehensive risk assessment and implementing protocols that address those […]

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