HEIGHT SAFETY BLOG

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.

What's New From Petzl - 2018
What's New From Petzl - 2018
Guy Pearce - Saturday, June 30, 2018

Petzl first started manufacturing products under the Petzl brand in the mid-1970’s. Originally designed and sold for ascending, descending and belaying by Fernand Petzl an avid caver the range quickly evolved and by 1990 the first of the professional range was introduced. Read more here

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Temporary Fall Arrest Anchors
Temporary Fall Arrest Anchors
Guy Pearce - Sunday, April 15, 2018

Simply put a fall arrest harness system has three main components. The harness, an anchor point and a lanyard (or like) to connect the two. Generally, the harness and the lanyard part of the equation are simple to solve. Finding a rated anchor point can require more thought. Simple enough when permanent anchors have been installed and certified but, for temporary works in construction or roof work anchor the choice becomes more complicated. Read more here

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Comfort Grip Connector - New from DBI-SALA
Comfort Grip Connector - New from DBI-SALA
Guy Pearce - Thursday, February 01, 2018

From the development of the world’s first self retracting lifeline device, known as the SALA® block, in 1940 DBI SALA have invested heavily in training, developing new products and have helped mould the fall protection industry through a long tradition of innovation and landmark contributions. Read more here

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Smarter, Simpler and Stronger - Latchways New Range of Retractable Lanyards
Smarter, Simpler and Stronger - Latchways New Range of Retractable Lanyards
Guy Pearce - Thursday, September 21, 2017

Latchways was founded in 1974 are are arguably best known for introducing to the height safety industry the Transfastener, whose design allows continuous movement along horizontal cable and eliminates the need for people using the system to detach and reattach to the system when crossing cable supports. Read more here

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Working With Leading or Sharp Edges
Working With Leading or Sharp Edges
Guy Pearce - Friday, July 14, 2017

Leading edge and sharp edge work poses a series of unique risks for persons working at height. Many lifelines or fall arrest devices available do not necessarily address these increased risks and expose the users to potentially catastrophic consequences. Read more here

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Designed and Manufactured by Height Dynamics
Designed and Manufactured by Height Dynamics
Guy Pearce - Monday, May 22, 2017

One of Height Dynamics best kept secrets is our soft-goods manufacturing department. Originally started to provide equipment for the emerging rope access industry we have diversified and now supply a larger range of products. Read more here

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Spanset's New iPlus Range of Harnesses
Spanset's New iPlus Range of Harnesses
Guy Pearce - Saturday, January 07, 2017

Spanset’s new range of premium iPlus harnesses showcases some of their latest technology. The harnesses have been re-designed, are manufactured with the new iWeb “inspection ready” webbing and use a premium padding with increased ventilation and an ergonomically supportive waistband.  Read more here

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Rescue Descenders
Rescue Descenders
Guy Pearce - Sunday, July 03, 2016

There are a variety of descenders available on the market. Most of these descenders are rated to between 140 to 200 kg. This rating is ideal for single person use but may not be suitable for evacuation of two persons in a rescue scenario. These descenders usually require extra friction (e.g. directing the rope through additional carabiners) to allow them to be safely used at the higher end of their rated load. In some cases the manufacturer states that “descent control becomes very difficult, and unforgiving of any operator error or incident during the operation.”  Read more here

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What Fall Arrest Harness Should I Choose?
What Fall Arrest Harness Should I Choose?
Guy Pearce - Monday, May 02, 2016

Before purchasing a fall arrest harness buyers should note that they are not all the same. A compliance level harness will have limited or no extra features while a specialty harness will have unique features to meet specific applications or non-standard environments.  Read more here

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