All posts by Damaris Hocking

First man jailed under WA’s workplace safety and health laws

First man jailed under WA’s workplace safety and health laws

Date Published 8th June 2021

Holding companies and employers accountable is a huge step towards reduced workplace tragedies. The director of a shed company has become the first person to be sentenced to a term of imprisonment under WA’s workplace safety and health laws after a worker fell approximately nine meters from the apex of the roof, suffering fatal injuries. […]

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Dangerous Discoveries

Dangerous Discoveries

Date Published 14th May 2021

As leaders in the height safety industry & with over 14 years of experience installing and recertifying height safety systems, our team have discovered some extremely dangerous systems. Our technicians can spot a non-compliant Anchor within seconds but to the average trade using these systems they may not be quite as savvy & aware of […]

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Solar Panel Installers on notice in Safety Blitz

Solar Panel Installers on notice in Safety Blitz

Date Published 18th March 2021

Minister for Better Regulation, Kevin Anderson, has announced that SafeWork NSW inspectors are targeting rooftop solar panel installation, as part of the ongoing focus on reducing fatalities and serious injuries in the construction industry. If you’re a solar panel installer expect an unannounced visit from Safe Work inspectors who are intent on ensuring the industry […]

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Anchor Safe acquires Townview Australia!

Anchor Safe acquires Townview Australia!

Date Published 15th March 2021

Townview Australia provides Rope Access Solutions to strata & facility managers and building owners who require maintenance such as Window Cleaning, façade painting & waterproofing too areas that are difficult to access. Mike King is the former director of Townview, and has a huge amount of experience and expertise in the rope access industry. Over […]

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Learn the Hierarchy of Fall Protection Today

Learn the Hierarchy of Fall Protection Today

Date Published 11th March 2021

  Hazard Elimination   Passive Fall Protection  Fall restraint Systems  Fall Arrest Systems  Administrative Controls Hazard Elimination Can the work be done on the ground avoiding exposure to working at height? Could the risk of falling be eliminated by use of a solid construction? A redesign should be considered to eliminate the need for working at heights. Example of […]

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10 WAYS TO BEAT THE HEAT THIS SEASON

10 WAYS TO BEAT THE HEAT THIS SEASON

Date Published 5th November 2020

What do you need to be ready for Summer? When Summer arrives, it brings with it a unique set of risks to manage, especially for those working at heights and outdoors in Australia. With all the encouragement to get your aircon units serviced before the onset of heat, this creates a greater demand for workers […]

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National Safe Work Month

National Safe Work Month

Date Published 9th October 2020

Its National Safe Work Month and we’re following Safe Work Australia in the quest for safer work practices. At Anchor Safe, we strongly believe every month is safe work month, however we always look forward to October and the hype around safety. We have recently released a series of Safe Work videos to help your […]

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Latest solar industry developments & key considerations for building owners

Latest solar industry developments & key considerations for building owners

Date Published 17th September 2020

As the solar industry hits an all- time high, so does the risk of falls but as the industry grows so does the technology along with it. The solar industry has made many advancements to not only the look and effectiveness of the solar panels but where they can be installed. One advancement that excites […]

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A day in the life of....

A day in the life of….

Date Published 2nd September 2020

Each day, our height safety installers work high above us all, installing solutions so others can work on top of buildings and infrastructure safely. So let’s take a look at A day in the life of our installers to give you an insight into their day to day activities.   Every  week and day starts […]

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Prepare for the unexpected!

Prepare for the unexpected!

Date Published 26th August 2020

Skylights and plastic roof sheeting are essentially “glorified hidden holes” in the middle of your roof, if unprotected. There have been numerous incidents this year where a worker has fallen through brittle roof sheeting or an unprotected skylight. In one particular incident, a 53-year-old sub-contractor lost his life after falling through polycarbonate roof sheeting. He […]

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