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Northern Strands Now Selling the DBI-SALA® Advanced™ Series Counterweight Fall Protection System

The Northern Strands Showroom has a new product feature; The DBI-SALA® Advanced™ Series Counterweight System!


The DBI-SALA® Advanced™ Series Counterweight System is a Fall Protection system designed for confined space and manhole entry applications or retrievals. The Counterweight System has a central base unit that is best used in areas with a leading edge or large tanks that require access. The base of the system is comprised of the counterweight cart, 50 pound weight plates, adjustment legs, and extension assemblies.


This portable unit is comprised of lightweight high-strength aluminum to fit standard entry points. The cart must be used with the Advanced™ davit mast. Together these components create a high quality, rugged confined space rescue and support system. This lightweight aluminum system can be set up and dismantled in the field without tools.
At Northern Strands, Fall Protection is a serious business. Fall Protection is a responsibility and privilege that we do not take lightly. If you have any questions about Engineered Fall Protection Systems or about purchasing or renting the DBI-SALA® Advanced™ Series Counterweight System, visit us in the showroom or contact our Fall Protection Division today!

Engineered Fall Protection Division
801 57th Street East, S7K 5Z2
Email lifelines@northernstrands.com

Do You Need a Commercial Roofing Fall Protection Plan?

Over the last few decades worker safety in Canada has become an area of utmost importance for our government, companies and workers.   Worker fall protection safety has been a particular area of focus in safety regulations and culture across Saskatchewan and Canada

Did you know that Saskatchewan's Occupational Health and Safety Regulations states that, "An employer or contractor shall develop a written fall protection plan where:
(a) a worker may fall three metres or more; and
(b) workers are not protected by a guardrail or similar barrier."?

What constitutes a fall protection plan or system?  OH&S regulations state, "The fall protection plan required by subsection (1) must describe:
(a) the fall hazards at the worksite;
(b) the fall protection system to be used at the worksite;
(c) the procedures used to assemble, maintain, inspect, use and disassemble the fall protection system; and
(d) the rescue procedures to be used if a worker falls, is suspended by a personal fall arrest system or safety net and needs to be rescued.
(3) The employer or contractor shall ensure that a copy of the fall protection plan is readily available before work begins at a worksite where a risk of falling exists.
(4) The employer or contractor shall ensure that a worker is trained in the fall protection plan and the safe use of the fall protection system before allowing the worker to work in an area where a fall protection system must be used."

Northern Strands Engineered Fall Protection Division recently completed a job where we installed an Engineered Fall Protection System for a commercial rooftop.  We completed the installation of two force management anchors on a standing seam roof.  Standing seam clamps are attached to the roof top. Bearer bars bridge the gap between two standing seams.  Anchor plates are the riveted to the bearer bars and the pull tested. Finally the anchors are assembled on the anchor plate and torqued.  These rooftop anchors are now ready for the customers use.

If you have questions regarding commercial rooftop fall protection plans, please contact the Engineered Fall Protection Division of Northern Strands at 306.242.7073, email lifelines@northernstrands.com or visit our webpage http://www.northernstrands.com/fall-protection.aspx

Northern Strands is COR safety certified and is a Mission Zero Charter Member

We are proudly Saskatoon, Saskatchewan owned and operated.

Saskatchewan OHS Fall protection regulations and SOT's

Did you know Saskatchewan Occupational Health and Safety takes Fall Protection very seriously?  Worker safety is an ever growing concern.  As of July 1, 2014 Saskatchewan OH&S has implemented Summary Offence Ticketing.  SOT's will impose a financial penalty to offenders right on the spot.  Tickets will mainly be directed toward employers, contractors, owners, self-employed persons and suppliers. 

The details SOT's are listed at http://www.saskatchewan.ca/work/safety-in-the-workplace/complaints-enforcement-penalties-and-fines/summary-offence-ticketing

Saskatoon's Northern Strands Engineered Fall Protection Division is well versed in current Fall Protection Legislation and Regulations.  We pride ourselves in developing commercial rooftop fall protection systems that exceed OHS and CSA standards.  Some of the products we offer are rooftop anchors, wall anchors, overhead lifelines, safety railings, vertical lifelines, portable travel systems, safety harnesses and self-retracting lanyards. 

 

Engineered Fall Protection Product Gallery

The Engineered Fall Protection Division of Northern Strands now has a Fall Protection Product Gallery web page.  Clients will be able to see pictures of Engineered Fall Protection hardware installed by our Fall Protection Installation Crew.  The gallery contains examples of the excellent work completed by our Installation Crew.  Some examples of products in the gallery are rooftop anchors, lifelines, ladders, stair systems and guard rails.

Engineered Fall Protection Product Gallery Web Page link:  http://www.northernstrands.com/product-gallery.aspx 

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