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Fall Arrest Harnesses and Minimum Free Space

15 Jan, 2020

When used and fitted correctly, height safety, harnesses and specifically fall arrest systems and kits are intended to minimise the inherent dangers of working at heights. However, an important, and oft overlooked component, of these safety procedures and devices is Minimum Free Space (MFS). MFS is a safety zone - a straight vertical line between the point of...
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Dealing with Heat Stress and Strain in the Workplace

18 Dec, 2019

It's summer, and a hot one at that, and just about everybody has reason to worry about the effects of heat on their bodies. So what are strategies you and your workplace can employ to try and avoid heat-related health problems? Let's go over some of the information you'll need, and some solutions.   What...
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Potable and Non-Potable Water

4 Dec, 2019

You may have seen signs or pipe markers labelled with Potable Water or Non-Potable Water in the past, and you may not know the difference between the two. Water, particularly non-potable water, can be a hazard in the workplace.   Potable water is water of a quality suitable for drinking, cooking and personal bathing. The standards that define potable water are...
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A Complete Guide to Fall Arrest Systems

20 Nov, 2019

Whether you're fresh blood or a height safety veteran, it's worth checking out the video below, from LINQ Height Safety. It's a complete guide to Fall Arrest Systems, going over things such as Suspension Trauma, the value of shock absorbers, and other important topics. Lives could be on the line, so make sure you're knowledgeable...
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A Nano-Look at the 3M Nano-Lok™

14 Nov, 2019

From the innovative minds at 3M comes the new and improved DBI-SALA® Nano-Lok™ Personal Self-Retracting Lifeline 2G in December, 2019! Already one of the most popular personal SRLs on the market, this second generation of Nano-Lok™ has been redesigned from the ground up, in order to improve on every aspect of the previous generation and then...
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Steel Blue's Smoking Hot Summer Promotion

14 Oct, 2019

Steel Blue's Smoking Hot Summer Promotion                                     This sweltering summer, steel yourself with Steel Blue's Smoking Hot Summer selection of Sand boots! Any purchase of Steel Blue Sand boots has the potential to reward you with a Steel...
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How To Choose A Spill Kit

10 Oct, 2019

How to Choose a Spill Kit (Information provided by Global Spill Control) At some point in time, nearly every industrial facility must deal with leaks and spills of liquids. In order to minimise the impact these spills have on equipment, personnel, your facility, and the environment, you need to have an action plan that will prevent...
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SAA Industrial Safety Colour Code

18 Sep, 2019

Colour for marking physical hazards: SAA Industrial Safety Colour Code (Information provided by ProChoice) Appropriate signage is a critical component of controlling risks within the workplace, with colour playing a significant role in the identification of hazards. The AS 1318-1985 SAA Industrial Safety Colour Code defines the use of red, yellow, green and blue for marking physical hazards...
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Managing Machinery Leaks

14 Aug, 2019

Managing Machinery Leaks - Cleaning and Prevention (Information provided by Envirosmart) Machinery leaks can happen at any time on any given day. The majority of leaks often stem from parts such as hoses, hydraulics or pipes. This can range from an annoying drip to a disastrous flow of messy liquid resulting in loss of productivity with...
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Fall Prevention Control Measures Required in the Construction Industry

17 Jul, 2019

Fall Prevention Control Measures Required in the Construction Industry (Information provided by WorkSafeQLD) The Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011 (the WHS Regulation) sets out the specific control measures that are required where there is a risk of a fall of at least: three metres in housing construction work two metres in other construction work. It is important...
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