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Northern Strands Training Division Expands and Adds New Training Courses

The Northern Strands Training Division is growing!  With growth comes the need for additional health and safety trainers.   Northern Strands has invited renowned trainer, Cassenna Parmeter to join our training team.  We're excited to have Cassenna on our team.  She is well known throughout the health and safety industry and brings a wealth of experience to the Northern Strands training team. Welcome aboard Cassenna!

Northern Strands has officially added 3 new health and safety courses, with more to be announced in the near future.  The first three health and safety classes we've added are Advanced Fire Training, E.R.T. Industry Training and Medical First Responder Training.   We also offer courses in First Aid & CPR, Suspended Access Equipment Training, Crosby Rigging, Fall Arrest, Wirelock Socketing and Tugger Safety.  

Visit our website training page to learn more about our courses: http://www.northernstrands.com/training.aspx

Here are our top ten reasons to train with Northern Strands

  1. Proven strategic results
  2. Customized safety programs
  3. Reduce acccidents
  4. Experienced safety leaders
  5. reliable customer service
  6. Guaranteed safety motivation
  7. Production and distribution of all items
  8. Target specific safety topics
  9. Build employee morale
  10. Engage your workforce

Check out the PDF of our promotional training postcard: Training Postcard.pdf (986.06 kb)

Northern Strands is proudly Saskatoon, Saskatchewan owned and operated.

Need a Sling Ratings Chart?

Being a company that specializes in rigging, we are often asked for working load limits for wire rope slings, synthetic slings, chain slings and polyester round slings.   We have attached a Sling Ratings Chart for the convenience of our valued customers.

Sling Ratings Chart.pdf (324.61 kb)

Trivia:  Did you know that Northern Strands is the largest supplier of wire rope and rigging in Saskatchewan?

 

Northern Strands is proudly Saskatoon, Saskatchewan owned and operated.

 

Wire Rope Corner: Did you know that there are different levels of rotation resistance in wire rope?

Rotation-resistant rope is defined as stranded rope designed to generate reduced levels of torque and rotation when loaded and comprised of two or more layers of strands laid helically around the center, with the direction of lay of the outers strands being opposite to that of the underlying layer.  However, there are different levels of rotation resistance to consider.

 

Rotation-resistant rope (Category 1):  Stranded rope constructed so that it displays little or no tendency to rotate, or, if guided, transmits little or no torque.  It has at least 15 outer strands and is comprised of at least three layers of strands laid helically over a center in two operations, with the direction of lay of the outer strands being opposite to that of the underlying layer.  This rope is also known as Non-Rotating.

 

Rotation-resistant rope (Category 2):  Stranded rope constructed so that it has significant resistance to rotation.  It has at least 10 outer strands and is comprised of two or more layers of strands laid helically over a center in two or three operations, with the direction of lay of the outer strands being opposite to that of the underlying layer.  This rope is also known as Low Rotation.

 

Rotation-resistant rope (Category 3):  Stranded rope constructed so that it has limited resistance to rotation.  It has no more than 9 outer strands and is comprised of two layers of strands laid helically over a center in two operations, with the direction of lay of the outer strands being opposite to that of the underlying layer.  This rope is also known as Spin Resistant.

 

Come back again in the near future for the next installment of Wire Rope Corner.  Be safe out there.

 

Northern Strands Mining, Wire Rope, Attachments & Equipment Division excels by providing a wide range of equipment and services, by being the best full service provider of wire ropes, attachments, equipment and service. Truly Mine Hoisting Solutions®.

 

Northern Strands is proudly Saskatoon, Saskatchewan owned and operated.

 

 

 

 

 

Northern Strands Leaves Lasting Impression at Industrial Safety Seminar!

For the third year in a row Northern Strands attended one of the largest safety trade shows in Western Canada.   The Industrial Safety Seminar was held at Praireland Park in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.   Hundreds of people interested in learning more about work place safety were in attendance.   The Northern Strands double booth featured an Advanced Davit Arm System for entry and retrieval applications.   Below is a picture of the Davit System set up at the Industrial Safety Seminar

Many industry experts visited our booth to inquire about Northern Strands safety related divisions; Safety Training, Engineered Fall Protection, Wire Rope and Rigging and Suspended Access.   One of the more popular questions was, "What training courses do you offer?"   This was an excellent question!  

Our current training courses include:

  • Fall Arrest Training
  • Crosby Rigging Seminars
  • Wirelock Socketing Seminars
  • First Aid and CPR training
  • Tugger Safety Training
  • Suspended Access Equipment Training
Visit our website for more information on our safety training courses http://www.northernstrands.com/training.aspx
 
 
To see upcoming Training Courses visit the Northern Strands Training Calendar http://www.northernstrands.com/calendar.aspx  Want to book your crew and don't see a day that works for you?  Our Trainers are flexible, call us to discuss a time and day that does work for you.
 
Northern Strands is proudly Saskatoon, Saskatchewan owned and operated.
 
 

 

 

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.

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