Articles in Category: Fall Protection

CSA Z259.11 Standard: A New Version of the Standard for Working at Heights

CSA Z259.11 Standard: A New Version of the Standard for Working at Heights

Falls constitute a substantial part of injuries occurring on construction sites or when working at heights. When planning the work, it is essential to minimize risks by considering the equipment assembled on the ground, by installing a guardrail, or otherwise, by ensuring that the worker wears a safety harness linked to a fall restraint system. Also, according to the current regulations and standards, as well as the various trades, the safety harness must be fixed to an anchorage system using a fall arrest connecting device that limits the maximum fall arrest force according to specific data.

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8 reasons for choosing a self-supporting guardrail

8 reasons for choosing a self-supporting guardrail

With more stringent standards and regulations concerning the risks of falling from heights, business leaders and health and safety managers are always looking for the best solutions to make their workplace safer. Since the C-21 Act took effect, preventing falls from the roof is becoming a priority for a majority of organizations. To protect your employees and contractors working on your rooftop, several methods are available. Here are eight reasons to choose a self-supporting guardrail.

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Four steps to calculate the fall arrest distance!

Four steps to calculate the fall arrest distance!

Whether you are working in a cradle, on scaffolding or performing any other type of work at heights, the fall arrest system is of no help if you reach the ground before your fall is stopped. Although it sounds obvious, we unfortunately see all too often inadequate fall arrest systems.

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Case study: Innovation is leading the way in developing a custom rescue plan

Case study: Innovation is leading the way in developing a custom rescue plan

Developing and implementing a fall protection rescue plan that ensures the safety of people working in dangerous or confined spaces and helps evacuate the premises in an emergency is very challenging. Equipment currently available on the market often does not meet the needs of a business. In these situations, SPI Health and Safety must expand their creativity to develop a customized rescue plan that adapts perfectly to whatever limitations and problems are posed by the situation.

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