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VICTORIAN REGULATORS VISIT WORK SITES DURING LATROBE VALLEY SAFETY BLITZ

Four Victorian regulators carried out more than 120 inspections across Latrobe Valley work sites as part of last week’s Build Aware campaign.

Inspectors from Energy Safe Victoria (ESV), WorkSafe, the Victorian Building Authority (VBA) and Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) visited sites across the Latrobe Valley between Monday, 30 May and Friday, 3 June.

The Build Aware campaign works to ensure the construction and demolition industries are meeting safety, environmental, building and plumbing compliance obligations with each agency focused on a specific area of safety.

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SAFE WORK AUSTRALIA GUIDANCE ON INDUSTRIAL ROPE ACCESS SYSTEMS

An industrial rope access system is a work positioning system used for gaining access to, and working at, a workface, usually through vertically suspended ropes.

The use of these systems can pose work health and safety risks that must be identified and managed by PCBUs. 

The guide provides information about duties under the model Work Health and Safety laws and practical guidance on:

  • selection and installation of anchors
  • anchor access and layout
  • anchor inspection and testing
  • rigging techniques
  • rope protection
  • exclusion zones

This guide is for industrial rope access service providers, building managers, owners, and body corporates, principal contractors, and other PCBUs at a workplace where an industrial rope access system is used. Download the guide

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