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Northern Strands Suspended Access Division reaching new heights.

Northern Strands has now provided at heights access solutions in Saskatchewan for the past 5 years. 

Services include:

  • Suspended Access training for all of our customers
  • Onsite technical help with all Suspended Access rigging and setup ranging from simple setups to engineered highly technical setups
  • Material hoisting solution

We are Saskatoon's premier swing stage rental and training company.  Click on the link below to learn more.

 

 http://www.northernstrands.com/suspended-access-systems.aspx

 

Do your employee's need Fall Arrest Training?

If your employee's are using Fall Protection equipment, they need Fall Arrest Training.   The Saskatchewan Construction Safety Association website states:

"If a worker at a worksite can fall 3 metres or more and is not protected by guardrails, the employer must develop a Fall Protection Plan that specifies:

Northern Strands runs regular Fall Arrest Training courses throughout Saskatoon and Saskatchewan.

Click here for more information, http://www.northernstrands.com/fall-arrest.aspx

Fall Protection is serious business in Saskatchewan

Fall Protection legislation has changed in Saskatchewan.  These changes could seriously impact a person or business caught unaware.

Saskatchewan's Occupational Health and Safety Division conducts worksite and building inspections annually to ensure standards are known, understood and enforced.  Beginning July 1, 2014 they were given the authority to administer Summary Offence Tickets(SOT s) as a tool to enforce and protect occupational health and safety.  They are committed to an internal workplace responsibility system that recognizes that the efforts of the workplaces, not government, are the key in preventing occupational injuries.  Employers, contractors, owners, suppliers, self-employed persons, supervisors and workers can all be ticketed under this system.

 

Tugger Safety Training

Northern Strands has now added a Tugger Safety Training course to it's growing list of available courses.

The Northern Strands Tugger Safety Training course was developed to assist employers in complying with the above legislation and to address a seemingly high incident rate in the mining industry that relates to general tugger operation. The aim of the course is to give students the information they need to properly inspect and operate a tugger as well as to try and change the climate of complacency that seems to have engulfed these extremely powerful and potentially hazardous machines.

Some concepts discussed in the Tugger Safety Training are:

  • Proper anchoring techniques for different substrata Anchorage pull testing procedures
  • Tugger inspection criteria Effective communication guidelines
  • The duties of operators and designated signallers
  • The OH&S Regulations pertaining to tugger and winch use in Saskatchewan.
  • Important rigging concepts will be reviewed as tugger operation and rigging go hand in hand.

Northern Strands is able to accommodate this training seminar on-site, provided a suitable work area is available, or at one of Northern Strands' facilities.

Contact us at 306.242.7073 or email training@northernstrands.com for more information.

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