Articles in Category: Fall Protection

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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Falling objects: implementation of a prevention program

Falling objects: implementation of a prevention program

Due to the nature of the job, falling objects present an ongoing risk of accident when working at heights. As an indication, in Quebec, contact with objects or equipment caused 21% of fatalities on the workplace in 2013, and 22,571 injured, according to a CSST annual report published in November 2014 (French only). These are alarming results requiring the implementation of prevention program to reduce the cause of falling objects in your company.

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