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Comparison of Horizontal Lifeline Systems Versus Guardrails

MI Safety - Wednesday, April 11, 2018


Horizontal Lifelines and Guardrails are two fall protection systems, both approved by legislation to protect workers who are working at height. This article examines the practicality of either, as well as comparing cost and legislation preference. See More >

The Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S) Act states clearly that it is the responsibility of the employer to ensure the health and safety of the workers engaged in work of that employer. See More >



A crucial component in workplace safety is proper guardrail/handrail installation to prevent worker injury. Here's an outline of Alberta regulations on guardrail characteristics and specs--including descriptions of safety situations where guardrail/handrail installation is required--as described in the Alberta Occupational Health and Safety Code 2009. See More >



Workers should always wear the appropriate fall protection equipment when working at heights greater than three meters. However, protecting yourself from fall-related accidents means more than wearing the proper safety equipment. To ensure your safety, a comprehensive fall protection program that places importance on the continued training of workers and the inspection of equipment must be implemented. In addition to our fall protection course featuring real-world scenarios on our training towers in Devon, here are MI Safety’s tips for fall protection inspection. See More >


Although they're separated, the content of the "Fall Rescue" & "High Angle Rescue" training courses are similar - as both focus on educating students on how to rescue a fallen worker who may be suspended. In many scenarios, emergency responders are unavailable for a quick response and the fallen individual must rely on their co-workers for rescue. MI Safety's fall rescue & high angle rescue training in Edmonton includes general rescue theory, lightweight rescue equipment training, and how to quickly and safely rescue a co-worker with minimal assistance. See More >


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