Fall arrest and travel restraint are two seemingly similar topics. Both of these concepts are discussed under the umbrella term of fall protection, but the words “arrest” and “restraint” have two very different implications when applied to fall protection systems. When a system provides fall arrest, it protects the worker Continue reading
Roger B. Mortimer, MD’s article “Risks and Management of Prolonged Suspension in an Alpine Harness”, in the journal Wilderness & Environmental Medicine, sheds light on the nature and dangers of prolonged suspension. While the study focused on recreational climbers and cavers in alpine environments, its findings are equally applicable to Continue reading
If you have any questions about what systems would work best on your site one of our experienced consultants can assist in setting up a fall protection and prevention system that works for you and your crews.
“You may hate gravity, but gravity doesn’t care.” – Clayton Christensen Experience shows that falls from height usually occur as a result of poor management control, rather than because of equipment failure. Common factors include: Failure to recognize a working from heights situation; Failure to assess elimination/engineer controls as the Continue reading
The Canadian Standards Association released Z1001-13 in April of 2013. An integral part of the Z1000 management series, Z1001-13 Occupational Health and Safety Training, sheds light on what Health and Safety Training is intended to achieve, what it means to be competent when managing, creating and presenting health and safety Continue reading
KG Safety Services had requested an official copyright on unique training materials that has since been granted by Industry Canada, a division of the Canadian Government. This copyright applies to all unique material associated with out Confined Space and Fall Protection programs and does not include other copy written materials Continue reading