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David Karam has over 16 years’ experience in the height safety industry. As the former president of the Industrial Rope Access Association of New Zealand (IRAANZ), he has provided technical advice to industry and WorkSafe NZ on height safety best practice.
David draws on his vast practical experience and background as a leading height safety contractor. He holds qualifications in abseil, fall arrest, elevated work platform and confined space entry. He is general manager of a building maintenance company who has been ‘working at height’ for over 25 years.
Working at height remains one of the biggest and most common causes of injuries and fatalities on facilities all over the world. The cost of these falls in New Zealand is estimated to be NZ$24 million a year, an amount which doesn’t speak to the human cost as a result of these falls.
In this hands-on demonstration, David will show you how contractors can work safely at height and how in the event of a fall, by using key personal protective equipment (PPE) and rescue devices, a rescue can be performed quickly and safely.
Facility roof access is inevitable – make sure you’re equipped to provide a safe working environment for staff and contractors alike.