Upgrading of existing fall protection systems:

An employer / building owner is responsible for ensuring the safety of all its employees / workers.  Where an employee / worker is exposed to a fall hazard, it is the responsibility of the employer / building owner to provide its employees / workers with fall protection system and / or equipment that is in conformity with current applicable Standards, Codes and regulations.

Ontario Regulation 851 subsection 85 states;

 Where a worker is exposed to the hazard of falling and the surface to which he or she might fall is more than three metres below the position where he or she is situated,

(a) the worker shall wear a serviceable safety belt or harness and lifeline that is adequately secured to a fixed support and so arranged that the worker cannot fall freely for a vertical distance of more than 1.5 metres; and

(b) the fall arrest system described in clause (a) shall,

(i) have sufficient capacity to absorb twice the energy and twice the load that under the circumstances of its use may be transmitted to it, and

(ii) be equipped with a shock absorber or other devices to limit the maximum arresting force to 8.0 kilonewtons to the worker.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 851, s. 85; O. Reg. 420/10, s. 14

Our certified engineers and technicians will work with you to ensure your fall protection system has been designed, upgraded and /or installed to meet the needs of your facility in conformity with all current applicable Standards, Regulations and Codes

Our technical advisors stand ready to help you. Give us a call or drop us a line and one of our technical advisors will be happy to assist you.