Safework SA has recorded 357 interventions regarding falls from heights in 2020, prompting the government body to encourage the development of strategies.
Falling from heights is a particular hazard for workers in the mining industry, with falls, trips and slips accounting for 26,000 serious injury claims in 2019-20. Safe to Work speaks with Bend-tech Group about how a long-term fix is the best way to prevent falls on mine sites.
Dropped objects pose a significant safety risk at mine sites. Safe Work Australia found in 2017 that eight per cent of work-related injuries in Australia were caused by falling objects.
Dropsafe Global Business Development Manager Gareth Warne tells Safe to Work that a dropped object doesn’t have to cause a dent to reputation, assets or individuals. Dropsafe global business development manager Gareth Warne is someone who is aware of the threats that come from above. “When you walk outside and look around there’s a huge … Continue reading LTI and fatalities can be prevented at mine sites
New South Wales has revised its targets and commits to reduce work-related fatalities by 30 per cent, and injuries and illnesses by 50 per cent within five years.
NSW Resources Regulator has updated its half-yearly compliance priorities for July to December this year to help build safer mines.