HITE Engineering provides annual anchor safety inspections (annual window cleaning anchor inspections). Under the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations (OHSA), duty of care regarding facade access systems (building roof anchors, suspended platforms, monorails, roof cars, etc.) is the responsibility of building owners and managers. As duty of care and due diligence are becoming increasingly stringent in Ontario, it is important for building owners and facility managers to be confident that their facade access and fall arrest protection systems are safe to use. We offer the following services to ensure your fall arrest systems are structurally safe, functional, and compliant with the OHSA requirements:
Annual anchor safety inspections are conducted in accordance with the latest applicable standards to visually review the fall arrest system to ensure its integrity and functionality have not been compromised; followed by a comprehensive report listing remedial action(s) should they be required.
Design of industrial, commercial and institutional building facade access systems, including: suspended stages to access interior (underside of atriums), sofits and exterior glazing, davit arms, bases, roof anchors, outriggers and monorail trolley winches.
Non-destructive testing (load testing) of the system to confirm its integrity and ensure it has not been degraded over its service life.
Prepare safe work procedures for the operation, maintenance and fall protection inspection of access systems.
Provision of a certificate of inspection, signed and sealed by a professional engineer.
Project management for safety upgrades.
In accordance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations, when workers are exposed to potential fall hazards it is the employer’s responsibility to ensure that the worker is protected. These hazards include falling more than three meters, falling into operating machinery, falling into water or other liquids as well as other types of hazards typically seen on job sites. Because this is one of the leading causes of injury in industrial and construction settings, it needs to be addressed diligently. We offer the following services to ensure you are providing your workers with a safe work environment:
Complete custom design of fall protection systems including fall arrest, fall restraint and travel restraint for a wide range of applications.
Full turnkey services including design and installation by experienced professionals.
Peer reviews of existing systems designed and installed by others.
Prepare procedures for operating, maintenance, fall protection, and confined space.
Annual inspection and load testing of fall arrest and fall protection systems.
Non-destructive testing and re-certification.
If you are in need of any of these services in Ontario or simply have questions about them, contact us directly.
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