Fixed Ladder Safety

Published on 8/28/2019
Fixed Ladder Safety

Every year in Canada, more than 13,000 work-related falls resulting in injuries or deaths are recorded. Systems designed to reduce this number while facilitating the daily tasks of employees greatly increases productivity and safety.

Why should we read the labels on energy absorbers?

Published on 3/6/2019
Why should we read the labels on energy absorbers?

There are several important safety features indicated on the energy absorber label, including the maximum elongation and maximum user weight. It is important to read it to make sure your energy absorber is right for you and the task at hand.

Best practices for safe roof snow removal

Published on 12/20/2018
Best practices for safe roof snow removal

Every winter, several work accidents occur when removing snow from roofs, whether by falling from heights, being buried, suffering from discomforts, etc. Whatever the type of roof slope (a slanted or flat roof), here are the best practices to perform removal while minimizing risks of accidents.

CSA Z259.11 Standard: A new version of the standard for working at heights

Published on 7/18/2018
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.