Northern Strands delivers presentations on Safety with Rigging at the Agrium Safety Fair. These presentations included aspects of rigging inspections, examples of rejections and the do's and don'ts of rigging safety. Northern Strands provided a test bed to perform breaks on lifting slings as part of the presentation.
The test bed demonstration:
New web and wire rope slings ( 3/8 x 6ft and 1” 1ply and 2ply ) were supplied for demonstration. Agrium also supplied Northern Strands with 10-12 used wire rope and web slings in varying degrees of degradation. All new slings were benchmarked to have breaking load 5 x Working load limit. All new slings broke above this benchmark. The used slings broke all over the map. Some of the new slings were given a knot and then tested with an expected 50% reduction in breaking load. Slings with knots were 40% to 60% of benchmark. Hitches were also tested ( Choker style ) there were consistent breaks near calculated load. We did have a number of eye breaks on new web and wire rope slings but above projected breaking point.
Approx. 300 people attended the presentations and were very interested in the demonstration results
Some of the comments overheard were along the lines of: Who'd of thought...I didn't know that...great to see what we only read about before....guess we don't do that anymore.
The comments were very positive and it's very likely Northern Strands will be asked by Agrium to give additional presentations on Safety with Rigging at the Agrium Safety Fair next year.
Northern Strands is proudly Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada owned and operated.
The Northern Strands Group of Companies was proud to show it's support of the Children's Wish Foundation Saskatchewan at the 2nd Annual Chris Getzlaf Charity Golf Tournament. In 2014 The Northern Strands Group of Companies employees raised $10,000 for Children's Wish Saskatchewan and helped grant the first ever Super Bowl Wish granted in Saskatchewan! We were very fortunate to meet Jared at the tournament.
Jared's heart felt Wish Profile is attached below...
Wish Profile - Jared (2).pdf (290.83 kb)
Jared was the main focus of the event, being the first Super Bowl wish granted in Saskatchewan. They played Jared’s football highlight video which ended in a chorus of clapping. Jared was an amazing football player. Jared really appreciated the fact that we came down to meet him. We had many excellent conversations with him. We had so much fun talking football with him that our guys almost missed the T off!
Here is a picture of our guys at the Chris Getzlaf Golf Tournament with Jared and some great comments below.
Jeff Caswell(Left), Curtis Witt(middle), Nathan Reed(right), Jared(bottom)
“It was very nice to meet Jared and his family. When I got to talk with Jared briefly about football, any name I would mention, he knew exactly who I was talking about. It’s great a football fan such as Jared got to go to the Super Bowl. He really enjoyed it”.
“The Children’s Wish Golf Tournament was a great experience to be part of! Jared and his family are such great people to talk and share stories with. It was really uplifting to hear their story and stories from other families about how the Children’s Wish Foundation helps and contributes to make their lives a little easier. The celebrities that were in attendance were a class act too! Everyone involved in this event deserves great praise for their efforts in making such a wonderful day and experience for the children and their families, as well as the golfers taking part in the day.”
"The 2nd Getzlaf and Friends golf tournament was a fantastic experience. It was great to see the Children's Wish Foundation being supported by such a great group of sponsors, celebrities, and volunteers. Meeting Jared's family and hearing about their Super Bowl Wish experience first-hand made me proud that the NS Group of Companies would support such a cause."
We saw first-hand what a difference Jared’s Wish made in his life. Both Jared and his family were very grateful.
The Northern Strands Group of Companies employees will continue to proudly support our charity of choice, The Children's Wish Foundation Saskatchewan.
The Northern Strands Group of Companies includes Northern Strands, Fortis Mining Engineering and Manufacturing and Certified Mining and Construction Sales and Rentals.