Height Safety

LINQ launches new welding at heights range

Welding is a task with numerous hazards such as electrocution, burns, fires, explosions and toxic fumes. And welding at heights adds a whole new dimension of risk. With 11 per cent of workplace deaths in 2003–15 related to falls from heights, and the construction industry accounting for 37 per cent of these deaths, welding at […]

4 years ago

How to choose, tether and anchor tool lanyards

Preventing tools and equipment from being dropped or knocked from heights is crucial, with falling objects the fourth highest cause of workplace fatalities in Australia from 2012–2016, causing 122 deaths in five years. Falling objects are also responsible for a significant number of workplace injuries, resulting in 3515 compensation claims in 2014–15 alone. Factoring in […]

4 years ago

NSW construction safety blitz and on-the-spot fines continue

Construction businesses are receiving hefty fines in a SafeWork NSW safety blitz, following findings that workplace reports of falls from heights have tripled in the past five years. The safety blitz and tough new laws announced in November 2017, enables SafeWork NSW representatives to issue on-the-spot fines of up to $720 to individuals and $3600 […]

4 years ago

Dangers and safety controls when working in confined spaces

Employers and workers must know their safety obligations to prevent serious injury and death for those working within confined spaces. The atmosphere in confined spaces and limited access to enter or exit, presents a number of risks to workers and there are strict safety procedures that must be followed to minimise risk. Potential hazards include […]

4 years ago

Welding at height? A LINQ Hot Works Harness might save your life.

LINQ Height Safety has developed a flame-resistant harness to increase safety for those welding at heights, as national category manager Paul Pozkurt explains. If you or your workers are welding at heights, wearing a traditional polyester harness could be potentially deadly if welding splatter hits it and compromises its integrity. To help protect welders, boilermakers and […]

5 years ago

Six rules you must know about height safety

Always wear a hard hat: Falls from height often results in head injuries. In fact head injuries accounted for 76 per cent of all fatalities from a fall during 2008 – 11. Plant operator, Peter Haines has experienced first-hand the importance of wearing a hard hat when working at height. He fell five metres from […]

6 years ago

AS/NZS 5532 and the “cowboys” installing fall arrest anchors

Before placing your or your employee’s life in the hands of a harness, its anchor point must be inspected for installation integrity rather than relying on the certification of the anchor point – if one has been done. Executive Officer, Safety and Risk for Master Builders NSW, David Solomon urged people to consider what an […]

6 years ago

How can we achieve height safety compliance?

Falling from height is the most common cause of death in construction and one of the leading causes of death in all Australian workplaces, accounting for 13 per cent of all fatalities in 2015. Furthermore, in 2010–11, there were 7730 workers’ compensation claims for serious injury (requiring a week or more off work and 6.2 […]

6 years ago

How to protect, clean and store height safety gear

Moisture resistant technology is applied to LINQ harnesses during manufacturing to provide increased protection against sweat, moisture and associated odours as well as oil, grease and dirt. According to LINQ Height Safety Gear, National Category Manager, Paul Bozkurt, the webbing on all LINQ harnesses (except the H101 Essential Harness) is dipped twice in a water […]

6 years ago

Ladders one of the most dangerous tools on site

In the three years 2009–11 there were 3830 serious worker’s compensation claims due to a fall from a Ladder – equivalent to a staggering three injuries every day requiring one or more weeks off work. The construction industry is the most dangerous for ladder use, with falls from ladders being the most common causes of […]

6 years ago