Fall protection standards in Edmonton: What are the Main Safety Guidelines

Skylight Fall Protection in Edmonton

Let’s start with a simple question. What are the fall protection standards in Edmonton? It is a complex subject that we will help you to understand. Edmonton Occupational Health and Safety law requires action when a worker has the potential to fall about three meters. In most cases, your working site will require fall protection […]

Fall Protection in Calgary: 4 Safety Guidelines You Need to Know

Calgary building protected by rooftop guardrail

Do you want to learn more about fall protection equipment and laws in Calgary? Our fall prevention specialists have put together this handy little guide to answer all your questions. Slips, trips, and falls are among the 4 most common fatal accidents in the workplace. In the United States, more than 5,200 workplace accidents were […]

When Is Fall Protection Required in Canada?

Safety railing ensure safety on this building in Penticton, BC

Fall protection becomes necessary as soon as you are working on a roof, whether it’s flat or sloping. Each year, the statistics prove this. Many fatal injuries and accidents could have been avoided if appropriate preventive measures had been implemented. It is therefore crucial to protect workers from falls to prevent a tragedy.  But where […]

Is Fall Protection Required on Flat Roofs?

Protection contre les chutes avec garde-corps autoportants à Montréal

Should you install fall protection on a flat roof on a construction site? What about permanent protection? The short answer: yes. Installing a fall protection system is always recommended, because it lets you protect workers at height. We would tend to believe that a flat roof is safer than a sloping roof, due to the […]

Fall Protection in Ontario: What Are the Main Safety Guidelines?

Rooftop safety railing Ontario

To reduce the risks of injuries or fatal accidents, it is crucial to equip yourself with a good fall protection system in Ontario. The industrial and construction sectors are the largest victims of accidents at height and represent 26% of all work-related accidents, all sectors combined. With such a high percentage, it is therefore of […]

Amendment to the Occupational Health and Safety regulations (OHS) for warning lines

On January 3, 2019, amendments to the OHS came into force regarding the prevention of falls from height. As part of the amendment to the Occupational Health and Safety Act (Chapter S-2.1, s. 223), we have adapted the configuration of our permanent VSS SafetyLine warning line. Here are the new regulations:    “A warning line […]

Roof Access Hatch: What Are the Standards to Comply With?

A roof access hatch is a protective device that helps prevent the risks of falling from a height, off a roof. In addition, a roof access hatch is both a way to access the roof and a significant physical barrier that lets you create a real boundary when faced with the potentially dangerous situation that […]