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.

Working Safely on Fragile Roofs
Working Safely on Fragile Roofs
Guy Pearce - Wednesday, August 22, 2018

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

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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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Dangerous Installations Part 4
Dangerous Installations Part 4
Guy Pearce - Monday, August 14, 2017

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

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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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Fall Arrest vs Fall Restraint
Fall Arrest vs Fall Restraint
Guy Pearce - Monday, June 13, 2016

The Standard AS/NZS 1891.4 2009 has omitted “total restraint” and the use of “restraint equipment” from its scope. It states that it “aims to prevent fall arrest situations being misclassified as total restraint and the consequential provision of inappropriate protection systems.”  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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Self Retractable Lifelines - Horizontal Configuration
Self Retractable Lifelines - Horizontal Configuration
Guy Pearce - Thursday, February 18, 2016

Self Retracting Lifelines or SRL's. To most these are known as an Inertia Reels and more recently as Self Retracting Devices or SRD’s. When used correctly these devices provide excellent protection to falls from heights. Read more here

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Compliance - Choosing the Right System
Compliance - Choosing the Right System
Guy Pearce - Monday, June 18, 2012

With the increased awareness of height safety in all areas of todays work places, including domestic, commercial and construction sites it is important to ensure that the height safety systems being installed are not only useable but practical, simple and meet all the relevant standards, codes of practice and building codes of Australia. Read more here

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