Page:
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4
  5. 5

Always wear your face covering when leaving home

Monday, 3 August 2020 1:16:27 pm Australia/Perth

From Victoria’s Chief Health Officer, Brett Sutton.

To help slow the increase in transmission of coronavirus, people living in and visiting metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire are required to wear a face covering whenever they leave home. If you live outside metropolitan Melbourne or Mitchell Shire – we recommend you wear a face covering when it’s difficult to keep 1.5 metres apart from others.

Face coverings provide an additional barrier to coronavirus.

Video

Read More
Posted in Safety News By Victoria State Government

Request for inspection of Petzl low stretch kernmantle ropes

Tuesday, 21 July 2020 3:00:00 pm Australia/Perth

One of our clients found 2 critical defects on his Petzl low-stretch kernmantle ropes. To date, no other client has reported similar defects to us, and no accident or injury is known. Please read the information below and, if necessary, inspect your ropes.

Request for inspection of Petzl low-stretch kernmantle ropes:

  • AXIS 11 mm
  • ASAP'AXIS 11 mm
  • PARALLEL 10.5 mm
  • VECTOR 12.5 mm 
  • RAY 12 mm 
  • SEGMENT 8 mm
  • CLUB 200 10 mm 
  • PUSH 200 9 mm
  • TOP 9.8 mm
  • LEAD 9.8 mm
  • KIT including these ropes

With serial numbers between 18 C 0000000 000 and 20 H 0000000 000

Read More
Posted in Safety Equipment Alerts By Petzl Australia

Wearing masks will be made compulsory for people out in public in coronavirus-hit Melbourne and the adjacent Mitchell Shire from 11:59pm on Wednesday 22/07/2020.

Here's what we know about the new rules.

Read More
Posted in Safety News By ABC News

PPE Hearing Protection

Tuesday, 14 July 2020 10:16:27 am Australia/Perth

Hearing loss can also contribute to other workplace safety problems, such as a lack of awareness and reduced concentration and leads to around 3400 successful workers compensation claims each year.

The good news is that hearing damage is entirely preventable with appropriate PPE. Correctly designed and fitted ear protection will keep industrial noise well below harmful levels, however choosing the appropriate hearing protection – whether ear muffs or ear plugs, disposable or reusable – is critical.

Read More
Posted in Safety News By WorkSafeGEAR

How to inspect your Petzl helmet

Monday, 22 June 2020 11:25:31 am Australia/Perth

HOW TO INSPECT YOUR HELMET

View all of our tips and recommendations to verify that your helmet is still in good working condition.

Read More
Tags:
Posted in Products By Petzl Australia

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ACCESSORIZING VERTEX AND STRATO HELMETS

Professionals who work at height or on the ground understand that head protection goes well beyond simply wearing a helmet. This is why Petzl has developed a full line of modular accessories for you to customize your helmet for the specific needs of the task at hand. Eye shields, face shields, nametag holders, neck protectors, headlamps, etc. These accessories are now compatible with all VERTEX and STRATO helmets (VENT, HI-VIZ…) and take just a few seconds to install!

Read More
Posted in Products By Petzl Australia

N95 Mask Shortage Brings Inventor Out Of Retirement In Search Of Safe Reuse Method

Tsai - who retired from the University of Tennessee last year after more than 30 years of teaching - says that researchers racing to find safe methods to sterilize the masks have been flooding his inbox, asking questions about his patented technology.

Read More
Posted in Safety News By WorkSafeGEAR

Australia Post Coronavirus Delays & Other Impacts

Friday, 24 April 2020 8:01:12 am Australia/Perth

Coronavirus impacts

Australia Post is currently experiencing delivery delays due to a high volume of parcels in their network.

From their website:

Delivery Delays

21 April 2020

There are delivery delays in our network due to:

  • reduction in air freight capacity and passenger flights (which also carry our parcels)
  • a significant increase in parcels that require manual sorting
  • health & safety measures at our facilities (such as social distancing through zoning, dedicated shift start times to reduce cross over of workers)

These delays can be up to a few days, particularly to regional and rural communities, and mean that:

  • Priority Mail services may be suspended
  • the delivery time for Perth and Brisbane may increase by up to five days
  • the delivery time for North Queensland may increase by up to seven days
  • the delivery times for Tasmania may increase by three days
  • Next Day Express Post Services into regional and rural communities may not be able to be maintained

What we're doing

  • moving more parcels through our road network (to accommodate domestic flight restrictions)
  • exploring all available transport alternatives and options, and working with the Australian Government, to minimise impacts for customers

In some cases, we're having to process and deliver from an alternate location and customers may notice when tracking their parcel, that it is coming from a different location to what they are used to.

Use our tracking tool to keep up to date with estimated delivery times.

Our people continue to work tirelessly under difficult circumstances, so we’re asking everyone to be kind and treat our dedicated people with the courtesy and respect they deserve – whether it be in a call centre, Post Office or dropping your delivery off.

Express Post guarantee temporarily suspended

17 April 2020

Effective 20 April 2020, we're temporarily suspending the Express Post guarantee of a refund and replacement envelope or satchel for articles that don’t meet the next business day delivery standard

Express Post is still available

Our Express Post service will continue to be our fastest postal delivery option for our customers – and we'll continue to prioritise these deliveries. They just may not be delivered next business day every time.

This change is due to delays to our delivery services caused by the ongoing impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, including:

  • a significant increase in parcels that require manual sorting
  • social distancing measures in place at our facilities, which mean we can’t process items as quickly as usual
  • a significant reduction in the availability of passenger flights – which, in addition to our dedicated overnight airfreight network, also carry our parcels

The temporary removal of the Express Post guarantee is not intended to impact any rights that customers may have under the Australian Consumer Law.

Source: https://auspost.com.au/about-us/news-media/important-updates/coronavirus/coronavirus-domestic-updates

Read More
Posted in Delivery Areas By Australia Post

When to Change Your Respirator Filters or Cartridges

Friday, 17 April 2020 10:37:00 am Australia/Perth

The general rule for filter replacement is to leave the contaminated area and dispose of the filter if it becomes damaged, soiled, or breathing becomes difficult. Even if none of these things happen, it's recommended to dispose of filters after 40 hours of use or 30 days, whichever comes first.

Read More
Posted in Products By WorkSafeGEAR

US 3M response to Defense Production Act order

Saturday, 4 April 2020 10:04:28 am Australia/Perth

Friday, April 3, 2020 6:50 am CDT

3M issued the following statement in response to the announcements issued by the White House last evening:

Over the last several weeks and months, 3M and its employees have gone above and beyond to manufacture as many N95 respirators as possible for the U.S. market. Yesterday, the Administration formally invoked the Defense Production Act (DPA) to require 3M to prioritize orders from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for our N95 respirators.

We have been working closely with the Administration to do exactly that, and we appreciate the authorities in the DPA that provide a framework for us to expand even further the work we are doing in response to the global pandemic crisis. We look forward to working with FEMA to implement yesterday’s order.

In the course of our collaboration with the Administration this past weekend, the Administration requested that 3M increase the amount of respirators we currently import from our overseas operations into the U.S. We appreciate the assistance of the Administration to do exactly that. For example, earlier this week, we secured approval from China to export to the U.S. 10 million N95 respirators manufactured by 3M in China.

The Administration also requested that 3M cease exporting respirators that we currently manufacture in the United States to the Canadian and Latin American markets. There are, however, significant humanitarian implications of ceasing respirator supplies to healthcare workers in Canada and Latin America, where we are a critical supplier of respirators. In addition, ceasing all export of respirators produced in the United States would likely cause other countries to retaliate and do the same, as some have already done. If that were to occur, the net number of respirators being made available to the United States would actually decrease. That is the opposite of what we and the Administration, on behalf of the American people, both seek.

We also continue to act on reports of price gouging and unauthorized reselling related to 3M respirators. This activity is unethical and illegal. We are working with the U.S. Attorney General and attorneys general of every state, making it clear that 3M has not and will not raise prices for respirators and offering our assistance in the fight.

We look forward to working closely with the Administration to implement yesterday’s DPA order. We will continue to maximize the amount of respirators we can produce on behalf of U.S. healthcare workers, as we have every single day since this crisis began.

Read More
Posted in Safety News By 3M News
Page:
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4
  5. 5

Back to top

Post your comment

WorkSafeGEAR Australia