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Implementing a Fall Protection Plan

Does your workplace health and safety team have a fall protection plan in place?

If you answered no, it may be time to take a close look at why not. Fall protection is one of the most important aspects of safety on the job, and with industrial sites and rail loading locations becoming busier once more, it’s time to ensure you have the right safeguards in place on your job site.

At Northern Platforms, we’re proud to support workplace safety on all fronts and serve as one of Canada’s most in-demand suppliers of loading safety tools, including fall protection for railcar loading and more. Below, we’ll talk about the importance of having a fall protection plan on the job, as well as the benefits of railcar loading safety protection. Read on to learn more!

Why Do You Need Protection?

Simply put, falls are one of the most prevalent, and most dangerous risks facing today’s worksites, especially on locations that feature catwalks, platforms, and ladders for loading/unloading. In order to be compliant with OSHA standards, as well as to ensure your team always has the support they need, fall protection equipment goes a long way toward mitigating disaster and allowing everyone to stay on track with minimal issues.

The Reality of Working At Heights

Working at heights poses a distinct risk, regardless of whether you’re only a few feet off the ground or soaring high in the sky. When working with railcars, in particular, having safety measures in place is a guaranteed way to help minimize risks like falling from step ladders or gangs, being pushed off by falling products, and more.

Designing a Fall Protection Plan

In order to maintain OSHA compliance and keep your daily operations as efficient as possible, your workplace safety team will want to have a detailed fall protection plan in place. Your plan should highlight, in detail, specific procedures and policies pertaining to the assembling, maintenance, inspection, and overall use of platform and lift equipment such as ladders, stairs, scaffolds, and more. Bear in mind that no two job sites will (or should) have the same protection plan and your safety team will need to focus on integrating elements that are relevant to your specific setup.

Railcar and Loading Protection Solutions at Northern Platforms

With over 18 years of industry-leading experience, Northern Platforms is proud to be one of Western Canada’s leading suppliers of site safety and platform access solutions including portable access platforms, loading racks, loading arms, and more. Our team believes in offering exceptional customer service as wells as unbeatable products to provide an all-around stress-free experience from start to finish. Learn more about our railcar loaned and safety solutions as well as our extensive range of other items by contacting our team today!