What is Fall Protection?

Photo: Horizontal Lifeline System Fall Protection Systems fall under 2 categories: Fall Restraint and Fall Arrest. In any non-public area, if there is a guard (such as a parapet) less than 915mm, there is a fall hazard present. In public areas, the minimum guard height is 1100mm. FALL RESTRAINT Fall restraint is the first approach we design for. This begins with …

ATTN ONTARIO: SUSPENDED PLATFORM WORK REQUIRES A SPECIAL PRE-USE INSPECTION

suspended platform work in progress The Ministry of Labour requires a “Special Pre-Use Inspection” on all anchors or fixed supports before any suspended work is started and used for construction purposes (work such as caulking, painting, window replacement, brick work, etc.). In other words, all work other than window cleaning. The Ministry of Labour continues their safety blitz on existing …

Working Near Electrical Hazards

If your building is in a downtown metropolis area, window washers will likely be working close to live power lines, which can be dangerous! If your building is in a downtown metropolis area, window washers will likely be working close to live power lines, which can be dangerous.  Whether the using or designing a window washing and façade access system live …

Window Washers Rescued After Stage Collapse

Video from CP24; see original article here. “They both made it to the same ledge and they were both basically saved by their safety equipment.” – Stephan Powell to CP24 On the afternoon of September 24, two window washers were rescued after their stage collapsed in Midtown Toronto. The individuals were working near the 18th floor of 2180 Yonge Street …

90 Elgin Street

Image Courtesy of Dialog Ottawa, ON17 StoreysGeneral Contractor: Ron EasternArchitect: DialogPro-Bel services provided: Design, Engineer, Manufacture, Supply and Install, Load Testing, and Inspection Officially dubbed the James Michael Flaherty building after Canada’s late Minister of Finance, 90 Elgin is characterized by a modern design approach and dedication to sustainability.  The office building is set to accommodate about 2,500 federal government …

Irving Oil HQ

Images Courtesy of EllisDon 10 King Square South Saint John, NB13 StoreysGeneral Contractor: FCC/EllisDonArchitect: B+HPro-Bel services provided: Design, Engineer, Manufacture, Supply and Install The new Irving Oil Home Office is located in historic uptown Saint John, New Brunswick, and is designed to bring Irving Oil employees together in a shared, collaborative space. In keeping with its surroundings the building’s design …

E Condos

Images Courtesy of Bazi, Metropia and RioCan  351 King St E. Toronto, ON17 StoreysDeveloper: First GulfArchitects: Diamond & Schmitt Pro-Bel services provided: Design, Engineer, Manufacture, Supply and Install, Load Testing, Inspection Located in Midtown Toronto, the E Condos are the jewel of their neighbourhood. The façade of both towers is a mixture of black metal and glass panels, and a …

Globe and Mail

351 King St E. Toronto, ON17 StoreysDeveloper: First GulfArchitects: Diamond & Schmitt Pro-Bel services provided: Design, Engineer, Manufacture, Supply and Install, Load Testing, and Inspection Located in the St. Lawrence neighbourhood in Toronto, the Globe and Mail Centre is a distinct modern architectural addition to the historic area. Standing taller than any other building on the city block, the centre …

Bridgepoint

Images Courtesy of Stantec 14 St. Matthews Rd. Toronto, ON10 StoreysGeneral Contractors: PCL Constructors Architects: Stantec ArchitecturePro-Bel services provided: Design, Engineering, Manufacture, Supply and Install, and Inspection Affiliated with the University of Toronto, Bridgepoint Health is the first ever hospital in Canada to be built specifically for patients with complex, often long term health conditions. The building itself is a …

One Bloor

Images Courtesy of Condos.ca Image courtesy of Benny H. S. Chang Toronto, ON76 StoreysGeneral Contractor: Tucker Hi-RiseDeveloper: Great GulfArchitects: Hariri PontariniPro-Bel services provided: Design, Engineer, Manufacture, Supply and Install, Load Testing, and Inspection One Bloor is an iconic building located in the heart of the city of Toronto on the corner of Bloor and Yonge. Also the intersection of Toronto’s …