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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 […]

Christmas Closure Times

We’re closing for the festive season from 12noon on the 24th of December, and will be re-opening for business on the 11th of January. We’d like to take this opportunity of wishing all of our clients a safe and happy holiday. 23 December 2015

Rigging with PowerCord

Small diameter, static kernmantle cords such as Sterling’s PowerCord offer some unique rigging advantages over conventional 11mm rope. PowerCord is 5.9mm in diameter & has a Technora core instead of more standard nylon, which doubles its strength compared to standard 6.0mm accessory cords. When rigged as either a ‘cordelette’ type multipoint focused anchor or as […]