WAHA NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

COVID-19 Management Liability

COVID-19’s implications for your management liability The pandemic raises an extra layer of unpredictability for directors and officers of companies, so this article is a handy checklist about what you
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At height risks in construction: a more holistic approach

This Article was written by the WAHA CEO, Scott Barber, for Safety Solutions. When it comes to deaths and serious injuries resulting from falls from height, construction workers top the
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Work-related fatalities in 2020

Safe Work Australia has published the Work-related Traumatic Injury Fatalities Australia 2020 report, which provides the latest detailed national statistics on all workers and bystanders fatally injured at work.  While the
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WAHA Release New Industry Code

The Working at Height Association is pleased to announce that a new Industry Code has been released! The Industry Code for Fixed Platforms, Walkways, Stairways and Ladders for Working at
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Using data to make workplaces safer

Understanding the causes of injury and the industries most affected can help reduce work-related fatalities, injuries and disease. Work-related fatalities, injuries and illnesses have a devastating impact on workers, their
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Updated Guidance Material: Managing the risks of working in heat

Working in heat can be hazardous and is a common cause of harm among Australian workers. Some common risks of working in heat include heat-related illness, dehydration, burns and reduced concentration.  Safe
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Worker seriously injured in fall from roof

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WAHA Announcement: Richard Millar

Dear Members and Colleagues, It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Rick Millar on the 26th of August 2021, due to a recent battle with cancer.
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New guidance available for inspecting and maintaining elevating work platforms

Did you know that elevating work platforms, or EWPs, need to be inspected at least annually? Safe Work Australia has published new guidance for inspecting and maintaining EWPs. Elevating work
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What Solar Installers Must Know about Working at Heights

Working on roofs involves a high degree of risk, Safe Work NSW and other State and Federal Regulators have been concerned at the mounting number of injuries and death when
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Cranes and lifting equipment a serious injury risk

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland confirm there have been numerous incidents at Queensland workplaces this year involving cranes and lifting equipment that had the potential to cause serious injury to
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Amendment to Australian Standard: 1891 Part 4

Updated Australian Standard: 1891 Part 4 An amendment has been released for ASNZS 1891.4 – Industrial Fall-arrest systems and Devices: Selection Use and Maintenance.The amendment is not to any content
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WA Director Jailed for Workplace Fatality

What has happened? A small business owner has been sentenced to eight months imprisonment (plus an additional 18 months suspended), a $2,250 fine and his company fined $605,000 in the
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SafetyCast – Working at Heights

Did you know that most people who are seriously injured or killed, fall from a height of four metres or less. Ladders, incomplete scaffolds, a roof edge or falling through
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Understanding our Duty of Care and Legal Responsibilities

Article by Deborah Chick Statistically, falls from heights remain one of the biggest causes of death, disability and injury in workplaces in Australia. Any time there is a risk of
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SafeWork NSW – Rooftop Solar Installation

Minister for Better Regulation, Kevin Anderson, has announced (statement here) that SafeWork NSW inspectors are targeting rooftop solar panel installation, as part of our ongoing focus on reducing fatalities and
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Those Working at Height need to be Properly Trained

Article by Richard Millarfor Sourceable The Australian workforce has many trades and occupations that require workers to use their skills in their chosen occupation. Such workers are expected to be trained
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Who can perform Working at Heights Equipment Inspections?

Article by Deborah Chick The topic of performing Equipment Inspections on working at heights PPE and equipment is one of the most widely discussed within industry, and yet it comes
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WorkSafe QLD – Codes of practice updated

Nearly all national safe work codes of practice have been reviewed and updated by the Queensland Government and other states and territories, to come into effect 1 March 2021. This
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Does my Height Safety qualification make me a safe operator?

Article by Michael Biddle I am often asked by asset owners how they can assure that the contractors they engage for working at height on their building and structures are
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At height: risk assessments, dos & don’ts and fall protection systems

By Richard Millar, Chief Executive Officer, Working at Height Association  Working at height remains one of the greatest causes of fatalities and major injuries on Australian work sites, with many
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Inspecting Fall Arrest Systems and Harnesses

Article by WAHA CEO, Richard Millar for Sourceable. Employers and users of fall arrest equipment are responsible for maintenance of their fall arrest equipment. As can be seen in the
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Know Your Fall Arrest Harnesses When Working at Height

By Richard Millar, Chief Executive Officer, Working at Height Association  When working at height, what different types of safety harnesses exist? How do these operate? What mistakes are common when
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