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Stay Safe on the Job with Railcar Fall Protection from Northern Platforms

Ensuring your railcar loading and unloading operations are safe is vital for protecting your employees and remaining in compliance with local safety standards. Without the proper access and fall protection equipment, your operations are playing a game of risk where the odds are not in your favour. Fortunately, Northern Platforms is here to help you turn the odds around with our range of excellent safe access solutions and fall protection equipment. As Western Canada’s trusted distributor for SafeRack, our team of experts can assist you in customizing a safe access system to fit your operation’s unique applications. Below we’ll cover why you need a fall protection plan and how Northern Platform’s extensive inventory can help! Keep reading to find out more.

Prevention = Protection

No matter what industry your business is working in, having a comprehensive fall protection strategy is the best way to prevent worksite accidents. Not to mention your operations are required to comply with OSHA and OH&S standards, respectively, to maintain the safety of your workers. In the case of railcars, several unique factors can influence how you should implement your fall protection strategy. Railcars come in various lengths, heights, and crash box sizes that must be considered when searching for adequate fall protection equipment. In addition, the substances being loaded or unloaded into the railcars can also influence what fall protection equipment you should be using; chemicals like Hydrogen in ammonia require specific handling/loading standards to transport it safely. Fortunately, our team at Northern Platforms can assist you in determining the best possible fall prevention and safe access solutions equipment you need to keep your operations compliant and your workers secure.

Make Railcar Fall Protection a Priority

Given the many factors that influence the safety of your railcar operations utilizing high-quality equipment can ensure your worksite is safe and accessible. For example, loading and unloading a railcar is significantly more manageable with a loading platform designed to accommodate the many sizes of railcar your operations deal with. In addition to loading racks and platforms, several other safe access solutions can support your fall protection plan. Some of these access solutions are as follows:

  • Railcar safety cages and access gangways
  • Loading and unloading arms
  • Dry disconnect fittings
  • Spill containment equipment
  • Railyard safety equipment like flags and wheel chocks
  • Tracking gangway systems
  • Operator buildings with safety showers and more!

Regardless of what products your railcars are moving, establishing a secure fall protection plan can reduce your employees’ safety risks while on the job and ensure your operations are within the regulated safety standards. At Northern Platforms, our team can help you map out a railcar fall protection plan with the highest-quality equipment from SafeRack, ErectaStep, OPW, and other trusted manufacturers.

Your Trusted Fall Protection Experts

Northern Platforms has been a leader in safe access solutions and fall protection equipment for over two decades. As a family-owned and operated company, our team understands the importance of protecting your workers and business from accidents. We’re proud to partner with exceptional manufacturers to ensure you get the fall protection equipment you need and trust. So regardless of what your railcars are being loaded or unloaded with, Northern Platforms is sure to have the safe access solutions you need to get the job done safely and efficiently. If you’re interested in learning more about our railcar fall protection equipment and access solutions, contact our team today! Northern Platforms in Leduc, Alberta, looks forward to partnering with you to ensure the safety of your crew and company.