TESTIMONY OF A CLIENT: FALL PREVENTION SYSTEM FOR THIS ALUMINIUM GIANT IN QUEBECMarie-Claude
Following the completion of a prevention plan for their company, our client and its management were looking for solutions to eliminate potential risks of falling at the workplace.
After contacting us, our experts were able to provide them a risk analysis and offer them the best possible solution to meet their needs.
Our client has agreed to share his testimony regarding a problem he was encountering:
WHAT WAS THE HEALTH AND SAFETY PROBLEM THAT NEEDED TO BE CORRECTED?
We must perform maintenance work on fans that are located on our roofs and many of them are installed less than 2 meters away from the edge of the roof. This situation is not compliant and obliges workers to be restrained using various personal protective equipment (harness, lanyards, belts, etc.). Certified anchoring points are inexistent or were not planned when the facility was built and the equipment installed initially. When several workers must be restrained at the same location at the same time, it becomes difficult and complicated to perform the work properly and to avoid getting entangled in the various restraining equipment used.
WHY ARE SELF-SUPPORTING GUARDRAILS FROM SOLUTIONS PROX-SECUR THE BEST SOLUTION FOR YOUR FACILITY?
We needed a moveable and self-supporting guardrail system to avoid making holes in the roof and to eliminate any future maintenance of our roofs. When roofs are punctured, they need to be sealed to prevent the fixtures holding the fixed guardrails from corroding after a few years. A self-supporting guardrail can be moved and reinstalled easily, every time work needs to be done (repair, lifting material on the roof, etc.).
DID THE INSTALLATION MEET YOUR NEEDS?
Absolutely. The system is well designed and easy to install. Made of aluminum, it should last many years.
WHY IS A COLLECTIVE FALL PREVENTION SOLUTION BETTER THAN A PERSONAL SOLUTION?
Because we are able to eliminate the risk of falling at the source instead of supplying restraining devices to each worker (harness, cable) and installing various anchoring systems (certified anchor, certified straps to hold on to the equipment, etc.). This system allows us to save time and to be more efficient when starting and completing repair or maintenance work on our equipment.