Welcome to Height Dynamics information and news blog. We use our blog to provide you with a short burst of industry news and updates, new product releases and promotions and, our personal favourite, “Dangerous Things We See Onsite". Here you'll find everything you would want to know about a full range of height safety, confined space and rescue all conveniently located in one space.
Falls from heights still continue to be one of the biggest causes of serious injury or fatality in the workplace. Safe Work statistics show that falls contribute to the death of one person and serious injury of about 300 workers every two weeks. Read more here
Workplace Health and Safety Queensland and key players within South East Queensland Height Safety Industry have been holding regular meetings to ensure that the interpretation of the WHS Act 2011 and the relevant parts of AS1891.4 and AS4488.2 is clear and that the responsibility of installers, users and owners of height safety anchors and systems is understood. Read more here
Sometimes during the manufacturing or assembly of height safety equipment mistakes can be made. This is a rare occurrence but over the years our inspectors have seen some that could have killed or severely hurt the user. Read more here
As predicted, in one of our recent newsletters ( Dangerous Installations Part 2), there would be a Part 3. Sad to say this will probably become a regular story until effective regulation is brought into place throughout the industry. Read more here
A shocking statistic has been revealed by one of the peak industry bodies Working At Heights Association (WAHA) "......only one in three roof anchors are fit for use." Read more here
I was recently given the opportunity to walk around the work site of one of Brisbane's major infrastructure projects to take photos and provide feedback to the safety team on my observations. I am constantly amazed at what I see out onsite and I thought that I would share some of these images with you. Read more here
The Height Dynamics compliance/audit team inspect a number of anchors and systems in the course of their daily duties. Increasingly they are coming across unsafe and uncompliant height safety anchors and static lifelines being installed as fall arrest systems on roofs. These unsafe installations aren't discovered until either the installation is inspected for height safety compliance by an experienced and suitably qualified company or someone using the system raises their concerns regarding its safety and commissions a height safety audit. Read more here