Safety solutions that don’t compromise budgets or safety and give workers added mobility.
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Why? Because everyone deserves to go home at the end of their shift.
OSSO stocks Capital Safety products – the home of DBI-Sala & Protecta Fall Protection products
DBI Sala offers an extensive range of fall protection solutions – all designed with safety and comfort in mind. Protecta has been around for over 50 years providing a complete protection at exceptional value.
Both brands fall under the Capital Safety banner. Capital Safety is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of all protection, confined space and rescue equipment. They have more patents, more engineers and more industry innovations than any other fall protection manufacture! Learn more > > >
Thinking Fall Protection?
Fall protection is a complicated issue on one of the most important faced by an employer or worksite supervisor. With many reported incidents per year, falls from heights almost always result in serious injury. In the construction industry, falls are the number one cause of worker deaths. Falls result in millions of dollars of losses annually in lost work insurance premiums and liability claims. The responsibility to prevent a catastrophe begins with the employer.
This 20 minute video gives you the fundamental awareness of fall protection principles to help reduce the risk of a fall.
ABC’s of Fall Safety
The basics of every fall arrest system are as simple as A, B, C.
The anchorage is the secure point of attachment for the fall arrest system. The appropriate type of anchorage varies by industry, the job being performed, the type of installation and the structure available, but it must be able to withstand fall arrest forces. The anchorage connector provides a means of attaching the system to the anchorage.
The full-body harness provides the necessary body support with straps that fasten around the user and distribute fall arrest forces over the upper thighs, pelvis, chest and shoulders.
A connector, such as a shock-absorbing lanyard or self-retracting lifeline, is a device that links the user’s full-body harness to an anchorage. When used with a fall restraint system, the connector must be short enough so that the worker cannot reach a fall hazard.
Partnering with Capital Safety means you have access to a full line of fall protection and industrial rescue training. We offer training at Capital Safety training facility in Mississauga, ON, at any of our branches, or at your job site so you can immediate apply fall protection concepts right where you work!
Which Course should you take? Check out this quick Course Selection Guide to help you decide!
Q: I work at heights but do not supervise anyone. What training do I need?
A: 4 hour Authorized Person course (this does not qualify for telecommunication towers)
Q: I work on telecommunication towers, what training do I need?
A: Competent Climber/Rescuer
Q: I supervise people at heights, what training do I need?
A: Competent Person
Q: I manage and/or need to develop a fall protection program, what training do I need?
A: Competent Person/Program Administrator
Q: Is refresher training required with the new ANSI standard?
A: Yes, Authorized Person and Competent Person every two years, Competent Rescuer annually, Authorized Rescuer every 2 years
Q: I need to train competent persons and/or authorized persons, what training do I need?
A: Competent Person Trainer
Q: I’m a competent person and need to develop and manage a rescue program, what additional training do I need?
A: Competent Climber/Rescuer
Q: I’m a competent person who would like to be an instructor for our rescue program, what additional training do I need?
A: Competent Rescuer Trainer