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AS1891 series definitions

Monday, 11 March 2019 6:36:55 am Australia/Perth

1981 Series definitions.

 Free fall:

An uncontrolled, change in elevation at the vertical rate of gravity (g) being 9.8 m/s/s

 Free fall arrest:

An uncontrolled change in elevation of not more than 2000mm, at the vertical rate of g, that is arrested by a lanyard assembly – harness – connector, system.

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Posted in Safety News By Standards Australia

Petzl equipment checking

Monday, 4 February 2019 3:26:07 pm Australia/Perth

When should I retire my equipment?

A product must be retired when:

  • It is over 10 years old and made of plastic or textiles
  • It has been subjected to a major fall or load
  • It fails to pass inspection
  • Its reliability is in question
  • Its entire history is not known (e.g. found or second-hand product)
  • When it becomes obsolete due to changes in legislation, standards, technique or incompatibility with other equipment, etc.


Posted in Safety Equipment Alerts By HEIGHTECH Safety

Coupon Code to kickstart 2019 - January Promo codes

Monday, 14 January 2019 2:24:49 pm Australia/Perth

Kickstart this new year with our coupon code and save. So if you’re hoping to score a deal on a new PPE and safety equipment, height safety harness, please use this year's coupon code "BACKTOWORK" at checkout.

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Posted in Special Offers By WorkSafeGEAR

Small business rebate

Wednesday, 14 November 2018 12:05:36 pm Australia/Perth

NSW offers rebates to small businesses and sole traders who buy and install equipment that makes their workplace safer.

The small business rebate gives up to $500 back to small business owners who buy and install eligible safety items to address a safety problem in their workplace.

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Posted in Safety News Special Offers By SafeWork NSW

Incident Information Release: Fall from height through plastic roof sheeting

Tuesday, 9 October 2018 11:24:30 am Australia/Perth



  • Incident date: 23/08/2018
  • Event: Fall from height through plastic roof sheeting
  • Location: Tomago in Northern NSW

A 19-year-old first year apprentice electrician was on the roof of a single storey commercial building, assisting with the installation of solar panels. The worker stepped on a plastic roof sheet and fell approximately 7 metres.

The rope line had excessive slack between the worker and the anchorage point. The excessive slack in the rope line allowed the worker to fall the 7 metres to the concrete slab below.

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Posted in Safety News By Safework NSW

Product Recall - 3M DBI-SALA 16 Foot Talon Self Retracting Lifeline

Tuesday, 25 September 2018 9:00:44 am Australia/Perth

Stop Use & Recall Field Service Action
3M™ DBI-SALA® 16 Foot Talon™ Self Retracting Lifeline

Only Affects Lot Codes 12092430 through 18062730

3M Fall Protection has detected a small quantity of DBI-SALA® 16 Ft. Talon™ Self Retracting Lifelines that are defective due to an assembly error.

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Posted in Safety Equipment Alerts By 3M

How to scan Petzl QR Codes and save time inspecting

Friday, 21 September 2018 10:10:24 am Australia/Perth

Did you know that all Petzl PPE products have individual serial numbers for efficient logging and tracking of your gear?

You may have also noticed a 2D code printed on each piece of Petzl gear, it looks like a QR code. It’s not exactly a QR code, it’s actually a 2D Rectangular Datamatrix code and it contains the individual serial number of that piece of gear. 

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Posted in Safety News Products By HEIGHTECH Safety

Product Recall - Camp Safety's Giant multifunctional descender

Wednesday, 19 September 2018 2:59:27 pm Australia/Perth

On Thursday, July 19th 2018 C.A.M.P. was informed by a training centre of a functional issue when using a Giant in a simulated two-person rescue scenario.

This issue was related to the impossibility to start the rescue descent with a rescue load and it is due to a possible manufacturing defect of the internal mechanism for the batches 12 17 and 03 18.

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Posted in Safety Equipment Alerts By C.A.M.P Safety

The New Petzl RIG: Tech Tips Updated

Monday, 10 September 2018 9:19:41 am Australia/Perth

As the RIG continues to advance, so have all the associated tech tips. This blog contains an overview of the latest updates to the tech tips for the RIG.

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Posted in Products By HEIGHTECH Safety

Crane at Box Hill drops load of concrete into pit where men were working

Thursday, 6 September 2018 10:00:10 am Australia/Perth

A MAN has died and another is fighting for life after a crane accidentally dropped 1.5 tonnes of concrete in Melbourne.

Three men were working in the pit at the basement of the residential building site when the chain holding the kibble - a bucket used to transport concrete on a work site - reportedly snapped.

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Posted in Safety News By HEIGHTECH Safety
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