One critical area where safety cannot be compromised is in the loading and unloading of trucks. This is where truck fall protection systems come into play, and Northern Platforms offers a comprehensive solution for these crucial needs. Below, we’ll explore the importance of truck fall protection systems and the range of products that contribute to this vital safety aspect. Continue reading to find out more.
Comprehensive Truck Fall Protection Systems
Truck fall protection systems include a wide range of products and safety measures aimed at safeguarding workers during the loading and unloading of trucks. These systems not only protect employees but also ensure the efficient flow of operations, allowing trucks to transfer their loads quickly and safely.
At Northern Platforms, we’ve been a trusted partner in the design and installation of safe access solutions for truck loading and fall protection since 2002. Our solutions include custom steel loading platforms, available in both stationary and portable configurations. These platforms can be equipped with state-of-the-art loading arms, safety gates, fall protection systems, and operator gangways. We also offer the option to install operator buildings, safety showers, and shelters to provide employees with additional protection during loading and unloading processes.
The Importance of Comprehensive Solutions
High-quality safe access solutions are a hallmark of Northern Platforms‘ commitment to providing comprehensive truck fall protection systems. Our expertise extends to designing and building complete truck loading and tank trailer fall protection systems. These systems may encompass various components, including:
Custom Loading Platforms: Our loading platforms are engineered to accommodate single truck loading stations to multiple truck loading stations. We understand that trucks and trailers come in various shapes and sizes, so our solutions are flexible and can adapt to different configurations.
Loading Arms: These essential components efficiently load trailers and cargo vessels while ensuring the safety of workers.
Safety Gates: Fall protection is crucial, and our safety gates are designed to prevent accidents and injuries during loading and unloading processes.
Operator Gangways: Operator gangways offer a safe and convenient means for employees to access the truck or trailer during loading and unloading.
Our decades of experience providing truck fall protection systems have given us invaluable insights into what works best. We supply equipment that not only meets safety standards but also ensures the efficiency and consistency of your loading and unloading operations.
SafeRack SAS Gangways: A Versatile Component
As part of our commitment to safety and quality, Northern Platforms proudly stocks industry-leading products like SafeRack’s SAS gangways. These gangways are designed to articulate and self-level, accommodating varying heights of tanker trucks and trailers. They are built to last, thanks to their one-piece stair design that reduces welds, virtually eliminating failures. Despite their rugged construction, these SAS gangways are easy to use, with a spring counterbalance that requires minimal effort.
At Northern Platforms, our team takes a consultative approach to determine the best truck fall protection systems for your worksite. We offer on-site visits to develop the right system for your specific needs. With expedited delivery, precision-built components, and custom solutions available, SafeRack’s SAS gangways provide a comprehensive solution for your truck fall protection requirements.
Start Designing Your Truck Fall Protection System Today!
Truck fall protection systems are non-negotiable when it comes to ensuring the efficiency and safety of loading and unloading processes. At Northern Platforms, we offer solutions designed to provide reliable and comprehensive fall protection for workers in numerous industries. Additionally, we also offer installation and routine maintenance services to ensure your new fall protection system is correctly set up and ready to go.
Contact us today to learn more about setting up your truck fall protection system with Northern Platforms.
A robust fall protection system is non-negotiable when it comes to ensuring the safety of your truck loading operations. Are you confident that your current system is up to the task? At Northern Platforms, we understand the importance of a comprehensive fall protection strategy for truck loading platforms. Below we will guide you through the process of evaluating, upgrading, and implementing a safety solution that not only keeps your workers secure but also optimizes your operational efficiency. Keep reading to find out more!
Let Northern Platforms Assess Your Current System
A truck loading fall protection safety assessment is the foundation of an effective system. At Northern Platforms, our experts meticulously evaluate every facet of your truck loading platform system, including safety cages, gangways, loading arms, safety showers, and more. We aim to ensure that each component and safety equipment is functioning correctly, delivering the level of safety it was designed for.
Northern Platforms’ diligent approach not only guarantees compliance but also contributes to the smooth continuity of your operations. By maintaining and, if needed, replacing equipment, you’re also maximizing your return on investment in your truck loading fall protection system.
How Effective Is Your Truck Loading Fall Protection?
The effectiveness of your truck loading fall protection hinges on various factors, each tailored to your specific needs and loading site challenges. Northern Platforms‘ safety experts will analyze a range of considerations to evaluate the efficiency of your truck loading platforms and overall safety requirements. This may include:
Cargo Properties and Hazards: The nature of the materials being loaded and unloaded plays a significant role in determining the required safety measures.
Site-Specific Loading Processes: Factors like the volume and size of trailers, traffic flow, space constraints, existing configurations, and current equipment all influence the safety measures needed.
Adherence to Standards: Northern Platforms aligns our safety recommendations with relevant industry safety standards, procedures, and best practices.
Equipment Limitations: Any power limitations affecting electric or hydraulic equipment use are considered to ensure an effective solution.
Maintenance and Changes: Our team assesses whether your existing equipment has been properly maintained and if any alterations to the site layout or loading processes have occurred or are required.
Fall Protection Systems from Northern Platforms
One of the most common causes of workplace injuries is employees attempting to cover flatbed truckloads without proper protection. At Northern Platforms, our innovative fall protection systems eliminate these risks, safeguarding your workers and enhancing their efficiency. Two of the most common systems our team recommends are as follows:
Overhead Tarping Systems: By suspending a tarp from an overhead track, our system enables operators to cover flatbed trailers safely without climbing onto them. A powered winch system and hand-held control make the process easy and secure.
Access Equipment: Our wide range of SafeRack rolling platforms provides a secure walking surface beside flatbed trailers, railcars, tanker trucks and more, streamlining loading processes while maintaining safety.
Partner with Northern Platforms for Your Safety Needs
No matter the type of fall protection system you opt for, partnering with Northern Platforms means gaining access to industry experts committed to your safety. Our team tailors our solutions to your site and needs, ensuring the best possible flatbed or tanker truck loading fall protection system for your operations.
Ready to elevate your safety measures? Contact Northern Platforms today and take the first step toward implementing a top-tier truck loading fall protection system!
The best time to invest in a fall protection system for your truck-loading operations is before an accident occurs. Whether your facility has experienced an accident previously or you’re taking a proactive approach to fall protection, Northern Platforms is here to help. For over 20 years, Northern Platforms has been a leader in distributing safe access solutions, fall protection systems, loading arms, and more. Next, we’ll cover two pieces of equipment that can significantly improve your flatbed truck loading fall protection system. Continue reading to find out more!
Overhead Tarping Systems
One of the most common ways employees get injured is when they’re working around flatbed trucks and attempting to cover a load with a tarp. Without the proper truck loading fall protection in place, workers will often try to climb onto flatbed trailers to complete their duties. This puts them at serious risk of fall injuries. To best prevent falls in the first place, it’s critical to remove access barriers that prevent your workers from safely doing their jobs.
While an overhead tarping system may not seem like your typical truck-loading fall protection system, it’s a critical component of fall protection. An overhead tarping system from Northern Platforms provides your operations with a safer way to cover a flatbed trailer, as it eliminates the risk of climbing onto or walking on the flatbed itself. Instead, the operator would simply connect a tarp to a spreader bar suspended from an overhead track. Then by using a powered winch system and hand-held control, the operator can easily spread the tarp across the entire trailer without leaving the ground. So when considering truck loading fall protection equipment for your operations, remember to check out Northern Platforms’ overhead tarping systems.
Numerous safe access solutions can provide a safer working area and efficient access for your flatbed trucks. For instance, Northern Platform’s SafeRack rolling platforms are a great option as they provide a safe walking surface beside your flatbed trailers while loading. To use these rolling platforms, your driver will back their flatbed between two platforms, which are then effortlessly moved into place against the side of the trailer. Your workers can then use the platform to reach the trailer level rather than having to climb onto the flatbed, which could be unsafe. At Northern Platforms rolling platforms and many other types of truck-loading fall protection systems are available in a wide range of sizes to meet your fall protection needs! Let our team help you determine the best access equipment and flatbed fall protection system for your operations.
Your Source for Flatbed Truck Loading Fall Protection
No matter the type of truck loading fall protection systems you choose, your drivers, operators, and other staff need to know how to use that equipment properly. So make sure that you invest in the proper training. To establish the best safe access solutions and fall protection system for your worksite, don’t hesitate to partner with the industry experts at Northern Platforms. Our team can evaluate your site and needs and determine the best-flatbed truck loading fall protection system for your operations.
Railyards are unique worksites that require specific fall protection equipment and access solutions to ensure the safety, productivity, and accessibility of workers, equipment, and materials. Fortunately, Northern Platforms has the experience and knowledge to ensure your railyard has the proper fall protection systems. Our team has decades of experience working with various railyards and worksites to design and install safe access solutions and fall protection systems for their unique sites and facilities. Next, we’ll discuss setting up the right railcar fall protection system for your facility and how Northern Platforms can help. Keep reading to find out more!
Finding the Right Railcar Fall Protection System for Your Operations
When it comes to fall protection systems for railcar applications, determining the best strategy for your operations can be challenging for several reasons. This is because numerous factors influence the types of railcar fall protection your worksite will need. Regardless of your industry, your railyard is unique, meaning you’ll need a unique fall protection system. Ultimately, when it comes to railcar fall protection systems, there is no “one-size fits all” system.
Fortunately, our safe access solutions experts are here to help at Northern Platforms! Our team can visit your railyard and assess your site to determine the best fall protection systems for your applications. Depending on your site, the types of railcars you’re working with, and the materials you’re loading and unloading, you may require specific access solutions such as gangways, safety cages, and loading arms.
At Northern Platforms, we work closely with you to ensure you get the best railcar protection systems for your site. Our team has years of experience working with railyards and safe access solutions. When you work with Northern Platforms for your railcar protection systems, you can rest assured that you’re working with industry experts that can meet all of your safe access needs!
Industry Leading Solutions
At Northern Platforms, we proudly stock a comprehensive range of safe access solutions from industry-leading manufacturers like SafeRack, OPW, Emco Wheaton, Ultratech, and more! We stand behind our safe access solutions’ quality, durability, and performance. That’s why our railcar fall protection experts may recommend the following solutions for your fall protection system needs:
Tracking Gangway Systems
Dry Disconnect Fittings
Spill Containment Equipment
When you need a dependable railcar fall protection system for your worksite, trust Northern Platforms to have the solutions you require! With the help of our powerful digital tools, our team can custom configure a mock-up of our recommended safe access solutions so you can visualize how your fall protection system will look in your facility. So trust the team at Northern Platforms to have the safe and compliant railcar fall protection systems you need!
Northern Platforms, Your Source for Railcar Fall Protection!
At Northern Platforms, we are proud to be your leading Canadian distributor of railcar fall protection equipment like YellowGate, SafeRack, and more! Based out of Leduc, Alberta, Northern Platforms takes pride in being a trusted family-owned and operated business. We are dedicated to ensuring your facility and railyard have the safe access solutions you need to protect your staff and equipment and maintain productivity. Ready to learn more about setting up a railcar fall protection system in your facility? Contact Northern Platforms today!
Regardless of your industry, ensuring your staff is safe from fall hazards is crucial for your business. This is especially true if your facility loads and unloads trucks. However, implementing a fall protection system for truck loading can be a complex challenge, as many factors can affect what would make the best system for your facility. Fortunately, Northern Platforms is here to help! As an exclusive dealer of SafeRack truck-loading fall protection equipment, our team is well acquainted with the many factors that influence fall protection systems. Continue reading to learn more about the factors you need to consider when investing in a truck-loading fall protection system.
Prioritize Fall Protection
Proper truck loading fall protection is vital for ensuring your employees are safe. Flatbeds, box trucks, and tanker trucks all have their own access points, access challenges and fall hazards that you need to be aware of. Moreover, the same can be said for different truck loading facilities, such as truck weigh stations and multibay trailer terminals. Suppose you’re loading trucks at a terminal or point of delivery. In that case, it’s critical that you have a safe means of accessing those trucks, tankers, and trailers. A truck loading fall protection system can ensure that your drivers and staff are safe throughout the loading and unloading process. Whether you require a permanent fall protection system or a temporary one, Northern Platforms has the OSHA/OH&S-compliant fall protection solutions you need.
To implement an effective fall protection system for your truck loading process, there are a few factors you need to consider. Some factors to consider include trailer styles, the volume of traffic, the layout of the loading terminal, the location of the loading dock (indoors or outside), the presence of overhead cranes and more. For instance, say your truck loading facility primarily deals with tankers and bulk solid haulers. If that’s the case, a permanent loading platform with gangways is a great option to allow your personnel to safely reach the tops of these trailers. However, every truck loading fall protection system will be unique to the facility and trucks it’s working with.
Fortunately, the team at Northern Platforms can help you find the right fall protection system for your truck-loading facility. As the exclusive Canadian distributor of SafeRack products, Northern Platforms has the truck-loading fall protection equipment you need to keep your staff safe and ensure your worksite complies with OHSA/ OH&S fall protection regulations.
Truck Loading Fall Protection Systems from Northern Platforms
At Northern Platforms, our team is proud to provide our customers with a wide range of OHSA/ OH&S and IBC-compliant truck loading fall protection equipment. From mobile rolling stairs, such as the RollaStep, to truck loading platforms, gangways and OPW loading arms, Northern Platforms is your trusted source for SafeRack truck loading fall protection. Our fall protection experts can visit your facility to determine the best truck loading fall protection system for your site and applications.
Regardless of the type of truck loading facility or industry you’re working in, Northern Platforms is here to ensure your site is safe and accessible. Contact us today to learn more about truck loading fall protection and how our team can help you find the right equipment for your facility!
Many factors can influence the type of fall protection your railyard and worksite will need to keep your employees safe. However, you don’t have to struggle alone with finding the right railcar fall protection system for your business; Northern Platforms is here to help! With decades of experience assisting railyards and worksites in crafting the best fall protection system for their needs, our team has the experience and knowledge to ensure your site is safe and compliant with local safety regulations. Keep reading to learn more about determining the right railcar fall protection system for your site and how Northern Platforms can help!
Understand Your Site
Your rail yard is unique, so when selecting the best railcar fall protection system, you first need to understand your site. Below are a few questions to ask yourself about your worksite before investing in a railcar fall protection system:
What type and size of railcars are you loading and unloading?
Are your railcars hauling something that requires specific safety precautions (such as Hydrogen moving as Ammonia)?
How large is your worksite?
Do you need active or passive fall protection or both?
What is the fall risk, where is the fall risk, and at what height?
Are there specific railcar fall protection systems already in place?
How are you currently moving railcars in and out of your loading racks?
Each of your answers to the above questions will influence the outcome of your fall protection system. By knowing the answers to these questions before you begin your search, the team at Northern Platforms can help you determine the optimal system for your site. If you’re still unsure about the answers to these questions. Then the Northern Platforms team can visit your site to determine the best railcar fall protection system. Our team has decades of experience in railcar loading and fall protection, so you can rest assured knowing that you have a team of experts helping you.
Find the Right Fit
Part of the reason implementing a railcar fall protection system can be challenging is that there is no one “best solution.” Every railyard and worksite is unique and will require different fall protection systems depending on what’s going on with their site. At Northern Platforms, one of our highly experienced fall protection experts can visit your site and perform fall protection system assessments. That means we’ll check out your worksite, ask you a few questions, and work with you to create the best railcar fall protection system for your location.
Some worksites will require different types of railcar fall protection simply due to the nature of their work, the materials they are loading and unloading or industry-specific safety standards. That could mean investing in gangways and safety cages, loading arms, spill containment racks pans or safety showers. At Northern Platforms, our team will work closely with you to ensure you’re investing in the right railcar fall protection system for your worksite. With years of experience working with those in the railroad and railcar industry Northern Platforms is here to help you find the right fit for your fall protection needs.
Get Expert Assistance
As we’ve discussed, setting up the right railcar fall protection system includes a few challenges that may require expert advice. Fortunately, Northern Platforms is here to help! We stock high-quality, dependable, and innovative equipment to ensure your team is safe when working around railcars. Our team of fall protection experts can assist you in determining the best railcar fall protection system for your site. Some equipment we may recommend include the following:
If your current railcar fall protection system is out of date or damaged, Northern Platforms is here to help! Our team can work with you to ensure your worksite is safe and compliant with OHSA and OH&S safety standards. With powerful digital tools, our team can make a configuration mock-up so you can see how our recommendations will fall into place. When you need railcar fall protection systems, trust the experts at Northern Platforms!
Northern Platforms Railcar Fall Protection and More!
Northern Platforms has been your leading Canadian supplier of railcar fall protection systems like SafeRack, YellowGate, ErectaStep and more for over two decades! As a family-owned and operated business, we strive to provide our customers with the safety solutions they need to keep their staff safe. Regardless of what your railcars are hauling, Northern Platforms has the necessary access and fall protection systems! Contact us today to learn more about setting up a new fall protection system at your worksite.