About Northern Strands

With health and safety in mind, Northern Strands has been supplying industry since 1970, evolving into five major divisions that offer needed tools and technical knowledge in mine hoisting and attachments, general rigging, engineered fall protection, suspended access and training. Thanks to the experience and expertise of our people, Northern Strands is able to deliver added value from the start of your project whether feasibility, upgrade or modification. The design and planning stages are where the greatest potential for profitability for our customers is found Read more

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Charity of Choice

Children's Wish
Northern Strands proudly supports Children's Wish as our charity of choice.
Wire Rope & Rigging Division
Northern Strands rigging division is a full-service facility, operating out of Saskatoon and Regina, with the ability to fabricate custom chain and wire rope slings. read more
Mining Wire Rope & Attachments
Thanks to the experience and expertise of our people, Northern Strands is able to deliver added value from the start of your project whether feasibility, upgrade or modification. read more
Engineered Fall Protection Systems
Fall Protection is a serious business. Designing Engineered Fall Protection systems is a responsibility and privilege that we do not take lightly. read more
Suspended Access Systems
Northern Strands offers the largest rental fleet of suspended access equipment in Saskatchewan. We offer standard suspended access configurations along with specialized platforms and lifting systems. read more
Training
Northern Strands offers several training seminars to assist in increasing workplace safety. We also provide flexible on-site training. read more
Media Library
The Northern Strands Media Library provides videos about many of the products available as well as a repository of downloadable PDF files. read more
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What is Dyneema? Dyneema rope is a brand name of synthetic rope that is made from Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE), which is the world's strongest fiber and gives it an ultra high breaking strength.How Strong is it? Dyneema rope is very strong. It is 20% stronger than wire rope of the same size and 7 times stronger than wire rope of the same weight.What about Abrasion? Dyneema has the highest abrasion resistance out of any synthetic rope in the industry and is widely... Read more

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The Term MAF, also known as Maximum Arrest Force, comes directly from Section 102 of The Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, 1996 under clause (c) which states that "An employer or contractor shall ensure that a personal fall arrest system required by these regulations...applies a peak fall-arrest force not greater than eight kilo-newtons to a worker..."A kilo-newton is a force that is equal to approximately 225 lbs-force. Where the Saskatchewan fall-arrest legislation states Max Arrest... Read more

Saskatoon (Head Office)

  • 3235 Millar Avenue
  • Saskatoon, SK S7K 5Y3

Regina

  • 125 Henderson Drive
  • Regina, SK S4N 5W4
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