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 […]

Self Retractable Lifelines – Horizontal Configuration

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. As the devices are manufactured to lock off in less than 600mm they are very effective when used overhead. They […]

That’s a Lot of Walkway

Height Dynamics has recently completed the installation of 1000 meters of roof access walkway. The aluminium walkway was installed on the roof of the domestic terminal at Brisbane Airport. The installation was part of a larger refurbishment project being performed by one of Brisbane’s specialised coatings companies. In addition to the installation of the walkway […]