Working at heights – are the regulations safe?
David Davis, Director of the Working at Height Association of Australia
Tuesday 14 November 2017
Falls are a major cause of death and serious injury in Australian workplaces. But are current safety standards and regulations adequate to ensure protection for workers? This important issue will be discussed by David Davis, a member of the Executive Committee of the Australian Working at Height Association in his CSG lunchtime presentation on Tuesday, 14 November.
David will outline a number of concerns the Association has about current industry guidelines and standards, as well as areas where there is a need to raise awareness.
This will include his own review and critique of AS1657, the main Australian Standard covering fixed platforms, walkways, stairways and ladders, which was revised in 2013. David identified 20 shortfalls, omissions or areas of potential confusion in the revised standard. These have been detailed in a report submitted to Standards Australia when the 2013 standard was released.
He will give a number of examples where people working in OHS need to be aware that the current revised AS1657 is inadequate
About the Speaker:
David Davis became a Director of the Working at Height Association of Australia in 2016. He is the owner of Hi-Rise Access Pty Ltd, a consulting and engineering company specialising in height safety, fall protection and suspended access.
David became interested and involved in the safety industry through a friend who was working in the field. He acquired his current company 12 years ago. Prior to that, he had a successful career in the computer software industry, creating and selling his own company and looking at retirement at the age of 40. His plans changed when he discovered and developed his passion for industrial and workplace safety.
Date: Tuesday 14 November 2017
Time: 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Address: Level 1, 333 Queen Street, Melbourne (AMS Consulting Group)
Cost: Attendance: members free, non-members $10 Lunch (optional): sandwich and juice lunch $15
(Individual membership fee for 2017: $60)
RSVP: by close of business Friday, 10 November 2017
Online using our RSVP form
or phone the secretary T: (03) 9387 9768 Mobile 0417 040 252
Note: To cover catering costs, the full fee will be charged for those who advised they would be having lunch but did not attend
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