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CMC Rescue Product Information Notice

Some CMC Rescue Sewn-Loop Prusiks and Bound-Loop Prusiks were labeled with the MBS figures reversed (kN transposed with Ibf – See Information Notice for detailed image). Although function is not affected, any incorrectly labeled products can be replaced upon request. We have contacted all of our customers who have been affected, but if you believe […]

CMC Rescue MPD Inspection Notice

CMC Rescue has received a very limited number of reports of one or more of the MPD cover plate cap screws found to be loose. CMC Rescue has determined that this condition does not present a safety hazard to users. If during visual inspection any of the fasteners are found to be loose, please contact […]

SafeWork NSW Highlight Height Safety in Newsletter

The most recent edition of the SWW the newsletter from SafeWork NSW has a great article on workers and working at heights. Entitled ‘It’s Not Always a Long Way Down’, the article summarises some recent accidents (and the fines imposed on those found at fault); points out that 19 people have died after falling from […]

New Petzl Products for 2017 Announced

Petzl has announced the new additions to their 2017 Professional product range. It includes some great new lightweight versions of the Falcon and OK carabiner. To find out more, click the link below. Sneak Preview – Petzl Professional 8 November 2016

SAR at Opening of Hong Kong Fire & Ambulance Services Academy

Safety Access & Rescue’s owner and lead trainer, Bill Proctor, has just returned from Hong Kong after being a guest speaker at the opening of the new HKD $3.5 billion Fire & Ambulance Services Academy. The title of Bill’s presentation was “The Challenge of Height” & dealt with new ideas & concepts for skyscraper & […]

Full Body Webbing Harness

We’ve recently added a new video to our SAR Tactical Facebook page. The video shows you how to create an expedient full body webbing harness. You will only need about 6m of nylon webbing to make it (1 x 3.5m and 1 x 2.5m roughly) and a carabiner. Remember this is an expedient rig & […]

Spate of falls incidents prompts SafeWork warning

SafeWork NSW is urging businesses and workers across the State to take extreme care after two workers were killed and eight others seriously injured in falls from heights since the beginning of the year. Executive Director of SafeWork NSW, Peter Dunphy said working from heights was hazardous and businesses needed to have safety systems in […]

Black Diamond Nylon Runner Safety Recall Notice

Black Diamond Equipment Ltd. in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), voluntarily issued a recall, subject to user inspection, of 18mm Nylon Runners 60cm/24in (Style Number 380060) and 18mm Nylon Runners 120cm/48in (Style Number 380061) because of a possibility that the Nylon Runner is not load-bearing and will fail under standard use. […]

Black Diamond Carabiner/Quickdraw Voluntary Product Recall

Black Diamond Equipment Ltd., in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), voluntarily issued a recall, subject to user inspection, of carabiners/quickdraws because of the possibility of defects in the gate that could cause the carabiner to fail or function incorrectly. This recall concerns carabiners/quickdraws with manufacturing codes between 4350 and 6018. The […]

New Petzl Products for 2016

If you haven’t already heard, Petzl has announced a suite of new products for 2016. As far as release dates go Petzl have indicated a European release schedule starting from March of this year, but keep in mind that it always takes time to get new products into Australasia. If you’d like to take a […]