Comfort Grip Connector – New from DBI-SALA

From the development of the world’s first self retracting lifeline device in 1940, DBI SALA have invested heavily in training and developing of new products. They have been instrumental in moulding the fall protection industry through a long tradition of innovation and landmark contributions. The 3M DBI-SALA Comfort Grip Connector was released in 2017 and is now […]

Smarter, Simpler and Stronger – Latchways New Range of Retractable Lanyards

Latchways was founded in 1974 are are arguably best known for introducing to the height safety industry the Transfastener. The Transfastener allows continuous movement along horizontal cable. This eliminates the need for people using the system to detach and reattach to the system when crossing cable supports. The latest offering sees Latchways introducing a range […]

Working With Leading or Sharp Edges

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. This exposes the users to potentially catastrophic consequences. A leading edge is found for example, when laying decking or roof sheets. The fall arrest […]

Fall Arrest vs Fall Restraint

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.” In place of the “restraint system” that the previous Standard allowed, the standard now […]