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The Role of Training and Certification in Height Safety

In the realm of working at heights, the value of thorough training and proper certification cannot be overstated. Ensuring that every team member is well-versed in height safety practices is not just about compliance; it's about safeguarding lives and fostering a culture of safety within the workplace. more

Understanding the Role of a PCBU in Ensuring Height Safety

Welcome to the Safemaster blog, where we delve into crucial aspects of height safety to empower our community with knowledge and solutions. Today, we're focusing on a key player in the height safety domain – the Person Conducting a Business or Undertaking (PCBU). Understanding the role and responsibilities of a PCBU is fundamental for maintaining a safe working environment, especially when it comes to height safety systems on buildings in Australia. more

Rethinking Caged Ladders: A call for enhanced safety measures in Draft AS1657

Welcome to the Safemaster blog, where we delve into critical aspects of height safety solutions. Today, we spotlight a pressing issue in the realm of access solutions—caged ladders. The recent Draft AS1657, poised to become an official standard, has ignited a debate within the safety community, particularly about the adequacy of caged ladders in ensuring the safety of personnel accessing high places for maintenance. more

Safemaster’s unique serpentine energy absorbing height safety systems

As a frontrunner in engineered safety solutions for working at heights, Safemaster launched the serpentine shock absorbing height safety systems in Australia in 2004. This innovative design, resembling a snake-like extension in metal, forms the basis of several key products including the Connect2 Lifeline shock absorber, the Connect2 Tilefix anchor, the Connect2 Customfix anchor, and the Connect2 surface mount, all incorporating unique energy absorbing properties to minimize loads on both the structure and personnel. more

Significant update to manufacturing standards for safety anchors now effective

Recent updates to the manufacturing requirements for single-point anchor devices, crucial for harness-based work at height, are now in effect. While there are no mandates for anchors not aligned with AS/NZS 5532:2013 to be removed from the market, decisions on existing anchors should focus on their safety rather than just standard compliance. more