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Northern Strands Continues to Provide Lifting Lugs and D-Plates to Customers at Wholesale Prices!

Northern Strands is one of the top lifting lug and d-plate suppliers in Saskatoon and Saskatchewan. Locally owned and operated since 1970, Northern Strands has continuously provided a wide variety of industries with the best prices on industrial equipment and supplies. 

Lifting lugs have been available from Northern Strands for many years and have been used by local farmers, construction companies, and underground mines across Canada. Lifting lugs are an essential component for for rigging and are a popular product in Northern Strands Industrial Supplies Warehouse. 

Northern Strands also offers a variety of specialty equipment including D-plates, maneuvering glands, reeving sockets, safety blocks, and much more. D-plates are offered in various sizes including 2, 4, 5, and 12 Tons. All D-plates are proof loaded to 125%. Northern Strands' D-plates are engineered stamped and can be re-certified. 


To view Northern Strands full Industrial Supplies Catalog, click here: https://www.northernstrands.com/wire-rope-rigging.aspx

For more information on Northern Strands Mining Wire Ropes and Attachments, click here: https://www.northernstrands.com/mining-wire-rope.aspx

If you have any questions and would like more information on Northern Strands D-plates and Lifting Lugs, or have inquiries about any of Northern Strands' rigging products, please contact us! 

Phone: (306) 242-7073
Toll Free: (800) 242-7073
Fax: (306) 934-2920
Hours of Operation: 7:30am to 5:00pm Mon - Fri
3235 Millar Avenue
Saskatoon, SK S7K 5Y3

Northern Strands Wins Agriculture Equipment Innovation Award at Agri-Trade 2018

Northern Strand was honored to accept the Agriculture Equipment Innovation Award at Agri-Trade 2018 for our cutting edge Bin Safe System. The Agriculture Innovation Award is given to a company that celebrates new ideas, helps farmers meet new requirements, or provides a product to help meet new and changing needs in the agricultural sector. The judges for the Innovation Award are farmers; those who actually use agricultural products on their farm or ranch. The $1,500 price given to Northern Strands was donated to the Northern Strands Group of Companies' charity of choice, the Children's Wish Foundation of Saskatchewan. 


The Bin Safe System is a farm safety equipment product that was developed to allow farmers to climb and easily access a grain bin for repairs or inspections. The system is an extremely cost effective alternative to grain bin walk ways, grain bin cages, and grain elevators. The implementation of new regulations in Alberta Farm Safety requires fall protection on various farms. Thus, the Bin Safe System helps farmers meet new legislative requirements and also provides the agricultural industry with a product to help meet new and changing needs on farms.

Up next for Northern Strands is the 2019 Crop Production Show hosted in Saskatoon Saskatchewan January 15 - 17, 2019 in booths C55-56. We will also be attending the Manitoba Ag Days Trade Show in the Inventor Area in Barn 4 Booth 1819 from January 22, 23, and 24th in Brandon Manitoba!


Further information about the Farm Safety Legislation and the Alberta Farm Safety Grant can be found here: https://www.northernstrands.com/blog/post/the-new-alberta-farm-health-and-safety-producer-grant-program-pays-50-of-farm-safety-expenses

Detailed information about the Bin Safe System can be found here: https://www.northernstrands.com/grain-bin-fall-protection.aspx

Information on the Saskatoon Crop Production Show can be found here: http://www.cropproductiononline.com/

Manitoba Ag Days information can be found here: https://www.agdays.com/


Contact our Bin Safe System Representative to order or request additional information

Martin Toews
Email: farmsafety@northernstrands.com
Cell Phone: (306) 441-6845

The New Alberta Farm Health & Safety Producer Grant Program Pays 50% of Farm Safety Expenses

The Alberta Provincial Government announced October 15, 2018 that a Farm Health and Safety Producer Grant Program has been developed to assist farmers with the costs of implementing the new Alberta OH&S Farming Legislation. 

Here is everything you need to know about the new Alberta Farm Health and Safety Producer Grant Program

Grant Details: 

  • The Farm Health and Safety Producer Grant offers financial assistance to eligible farmers that have waged, non-family workers and a WCB account 
  • Applicants can now apply for the grant that will pay up to 50% of the cost of eligible expenses up to $5,000 per year or $10,000 over the life of the program per applicant
  • The program helps farmers comply with the OH&S code that will take effect on December 1, 2018. 
  • The grant is available October 15, 2018 and runs until March 2021
Expenses that are eligible for 50% coverage include:

Tuition, 
Course Fees, and Materials

First Aid Training, Fall Protection Training, Confined Spaces Training, WHIMIS Training, Forklift Training, Heavy Equipment Training, Health and Safety Basics Training, Joint Work Site Health and Safety Committee, Health and Safety Representatives, Workplace Harassment and Violence Occupational Health and Safety Certificate Courses
Fall Protection EquipmentHarnesses, Lanyards, Shock Absorber, Positioning Device, Connecting Components that Satisfy the Requirements in OH&S Code
RespiratorsDisposable Respiratory Protective Equipment, Half Mask Respirator, Full Face Respirator, Filters, Cartridges
Eye SafetyEmergency Eye Wash Equipment, Emergency Baths or Showers
Fire ProtectionFire Extinguishers, Bonding and Grounding Equipment
First AidFirst Aid Kits
Welding SafetyFlashback Arrestor, Backflow Prevention Devices, Welding Helmet, Goggles or Screens
Guarding for Existing EquipmentPTO Guards, Powered Saw Guards, Angle Grinder Guards, Auger Guards, Guards for Rotating Parts on Machinery, Rollover Protection Systems, Falling Object Protection Systems, Seat Belt Installation, Warning Lights
Noise ExposureHearing Protection Ear Plugs, Hearing Protection Ear Muffs 
Eye ProtectionSafety Glasses, Safety Goggles, Face Shield 
Personal Protective ClothingFire Resistant Clothing & Coveralls, Chemical & Biological Resistant Coveralls or Apron, Safety Boots, High Viability Vests
Warning SignageNot Limited to: Confined Space Entry, Overhead Power Lines, Do Not Enter, Chemical Storage Area, No Smoking, First Aid Kit & Fire Extinguisher, Hearing & Eye Protection Required

Northern Strands' Bin Protection System is eligible for 50% off using this grant. Northern Strands also offers various safety training courses that are covered by the Alberta Farm Health and Safety Producer Grant. 

Northern Strands Bin Safe System Informationhttps://www.northernstrands.com/grain-bin-fall-protection.aspx 

Northern Strands Training Divisionhttps://www.northernstrands.com/training.aspx

Grant FAQ: https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/general/progserv.nsf/all/pgmsrv482/$file/FarmSafetyFrequentlyAskedQuestions.pdf?OpenElement

Grant Application Formhttps://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/general/progserv.nsf/all/pgmsrv482/$file/FarmSafetyApplicationForm-Fillable.pdf?OpenElement

Grant Funding List: https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/general/progserv.nsf/all/pgmsrv482/$file/FarmSafetyFundingList.pdf?OpenElement

Grant Terms & Conditions: https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/general/progserv.nsf/all/pgmsrv482/$file/FarmSafetyTermsandConditions.pdf?OpenElement

Call, Text, or Email our Bin Safety Fall Protection Representative

Martin Toews
Email: farmsafety@northernstrands.com

Cell Phone: 306-441-6845

    

Good Rigging Practices: How to Properly Install Wire Rope Clips using Clips

Northern Strands, safety is one of our top priorities. Therefore, knowing how to properly clip wire rope using Crosby clips is very important in order to practice safe rigging. Keep in mind that the wire rope clip must be the correct size for the diameter of the rope that is being used and that there is a specific number of clips that are required according to rope size.

A quick rule of thumb for proper clip installation is, "Never Saddle a Dead Horse". This refers to the live end of the wire rope that rests in the saddle of the forged wire clip and the U-bolt that is placed on the dead end of the wire rope. 

Here is the proper way to install Rope Clips as illustrated by the Crosby Group's 2015 General Catalog: 

1.  Turn back specified amount of rope from thimble or loop. Apply first clip one base width from dead end of rope. Apply U-Bolt over dead end of wire rope – live end rests in saddle (Never saddle a dead horse!). Use torque wrench to tighten nuts evenly, alternate from one nut to the other until reaching the recommended torque. 

2. When two clips are required, apply the second clip as near the loop or thimble as possible. Use torque wrench to tighten nuts evenly, alternating until reaching the recommended torque. When more than two clips are required, apply the second clip as near the loop or thimble as possible, turn nuts on second clip firmly, but do not tighten. 


3. When three or more clips are required, space additional clips equally between first two – take up rope slack – use torque wrench to tighten nuts on each clip evenly, alternating from one nut to the other until reaching recommended torque.


4.  If a pulley (sheave) is used in place of a thimble, add one additional Fist Grip. Fist Grip spacing should be as shown.


For more information on wire rope and wire rope clip installation, please contact us!

Northern Strands

306-242-7073

Email: info@northernstrands.com

Source: https://www.thecrosbygroup.com/catalog/

Wholesale Pricing on Tow Straps and Tow Ropes Sold at Northern Strands. Up to 30% Lower Cost Than Competitors!

With lots of rain in the forecast for Saskatchewan, trucks, trailers, and heavy equipment can get stuck in the mud and need to be towed out with recovery straps or ropes. 

Northern Strands offers the highest quality heavy duty tow straps and heavy-duty tow ropes at wholesale pricing. Our tow straps and tow ropes are up to 30% lower cost than our competitors! These high-quality tow ropes and tow straps have a high breaking strength and are safety certified and tested. All of our towing and rigging products are certified for job sites complete with the necessary paper work. 

 

2 Ply Tow Straps offered by Northern Strands includes:




The 8 Strand Tow Rope offered by Northern Strands includes:




The Double Braided Polyester Tow Rope With or Without Padded Eyes offered by Northern Strands includes: 



For more information about Tow Straps and Tow Ropes click the following: 

http://www.northernstrands.com/pdf/syntheticropes.pdf

 

Contact Northern Strands

3235 Millar Ave, Saskatoon, SK, S7K 5Y3

sales@northernstrands.com

306-242-7073

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