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Draft AS1657 fails to address fully the dangers of caged ladders

Fall protection solutions provider Safemaster Height Safety Solutions believes that Draft AS1657, which may soon become a verified Standard fails to address the dangers of caged ladders.
Caged ladders have always been considered as the preferred way of access to plant on roofs and high places for maintenance, as it avoids the need to train personnel accessing such areas. This could never be considered a serious approach to duty of care for personnel in these circumstances. more

Safemaster’s unique serpentine energy absorbing height safety systems

Safemaster Height Safety Solutions is a well-known name in the height safety industry for their innovative design, development, manufacture and installation of superior fall arrest, fall restraint and rope access safety systems.
A leading provider of engineered safety systems for people working at heights, Safemaster introduced the serpentine (extension of metal in a snake type design) shock absorbing height safety systems in Australia in 2004. more

Important changes to manufacturing requirements for single-point anchor devices for harness-based work at height are now in effect

There are no laws requiring anchors that do not conform to Australian Standards AS/NZS 5532:2013 to be withdrawn from the market. The decision to withdraw existing anchors needs to be made on a case-by-case basis as to whether they are safe, not whether they comply with the Standard. more