Under the Work Health and Safety Act it is required by Australian law for all workers to have access to first aid equipment, facilities and trained first aid personnel. The first aid equipment and facilities must match the type of work being performed, size and locatio...

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The human body is made up of nearly 60% water (brain tissue is 85% water). Water is excreted from the body in a variety of ways, including urinating, sweating and from the lungs when breathing. The body needs water to function correctly; t...

It’s simple - an ill-fitting harness does not provide the same standard of protection as a proper fitting one. In fall protection there is no room for just ‘okay’, and with multiple sizes, webbing and components it can be hard to determine your perfect fit. Follow our ...

When a worker free falls from a height their body builds kinetic energy as it moves towards the ground. The greater this energy, the greater the force of impact. Even if a worker is wearing a lanyard during a free fall, the body will still feel a forceful impact during...

Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) height safety regulations come into effect once workers are required to complete a task over 2m above ground. Under this height, worksites should use due diligence, assessing potential fall hazards and ensuring they are appropriately m...

It isn’t just people that are at risk of falling at height. Equipment or materials can also fall or be dropped, and when they do, they can have serious consequences for those below. In 2017, there were 16 work-related fatalities directly caused by a falling object. Saf...

You may be surprised to learn that the skin is the largest organ in the human body. Not only functioning to provide a barrier between sensitive tissue and external irritants, the skin contains nerve endings which relay information about our surroundings (such as temper...

Karabiners are a little thing that make a world of difference.

Below is a breakdown of the four most common karabiners for height safety:

  • Single Acting Non-Locking – Least secure, but does provide a fast, hassle free connection

  • Double Action Self Locking – Relat...

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