September 4, 2019

Using Ladders Safely In The Workplace

Primarily, ladders are a means of egress and access. Many falls occur when individuals are working from a ladder. This also happens when a ladder is used for: Movement and when the working width is limited Planning work. The time […]
August 12, 2019
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Fall Arrest Systems On Construction Sites

Fall arrest systems are intended to safely prevent workers from falling an uncontrolled distance and reducing the fall’s impact. The systems should only be used in situations when it isn’t reasonably practical to use higher-level controls or if the higher-level […]
August 5, 2019
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Work Positioning Systems In Construction

A work positioning system uses equipment that allows an individual to work while being supported by a harness in tension that prevents a fall from occurring. A work positioning system requires both supervisors and users to be highly competent to […]
July 22, 2019
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Fall Prevention Devices Working At Heights

Fall prevention devices are pieces of equipment designed to prevent falls for temporary work at heights, and once in place require no further adjustments by workers that use those devices. Temporary Work Platforms Temporary work platforms are working platforms besides […]
July 15, 2019

Safety on Site – Work on the Ground or a Solid Structure

Working on a solid structure or on the ground can help to improve safety on a construction project significantly. Safe Work Australia provides some detailed guidance for these working methods, as described below. Working On The Ground If you can […]
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