Certification and Inspection
Rubicon Safety Inc. offers certification and inspection for a wide variety of manufacturers in fall protection. These services help our clients keep up-to-date with their yearly competent inspections. Our highly trained team have developed their skills from manufacturer direct training along with years of experience working in the industry. All of our inspectors are constantly in contact with our suppliers to keep up-to-date with any changes to the inspection processes and, more importantly, if there are any recalls. Below is a list of fall protection and rescue equipment that we are authorized to inspect:
- Tractel – Self-Retracting Lifelines
- Tractel – Derope Rescue Systems
- Hardware – (Carabiners, Pulleys, etc.)
- Davit Arms
- Horizontal Lifeline Systems
- Vertical Lifeline Systems
- Anchor Points (Roof Anchors)
At Rubicon Safety we understand that down time on your equipment can result in delays, that is why all of our inspections services can be done on-site in Ontario.
Consulting – Fall Protection, Confined Space, & Rescue
Rubicon Safety Inc. offers on-site consulting to help our clients stay on top of their safety needs. If you are unsure of something or just want a second opinion, our team will help find you the answer you need that is also compliant with Ministry regulations. Below are a few of the areas we can assist you:
- Working at Heights Policies (Writing/Implementation)
- Confined Space Policies (Writing/Implementation)
- Rescue Plans (Writing/Implementation)
- Site Specific Safety Audits
- Roof Top Fall Protection Audits
- Review of current policies
Rooftop Guardrail Systems
Not protecting your rooftop with guardrail can have a serious impact on the health and well being of anyone that has access to your rooftop. Whether it is an employee that has to regularly access the roof for inspections, or an HVAC Technician in to do some service work, they should feel comfortable working on your roof. In some cases, like HVAC units, there are requirements where guardrails must be in place. HVAC companies are beginning to identify these areas and in some cases orders are issued to comply. If you are not sure of what these requirements are contact us today and we can help you get up to code!
To achieve this we offer rooftop guardrail systems that can be custom fit to meet all your needs. Another benefit to guardrails we provide is in most cases we can install them without needing to attach to the roof, they are non penetrating. These non-penetrating systems mean no holes in the roof membrane, ensuring no leaks over time. These systems meet or exceed all Ontario MOL requirements, OBC, and CSA.
Reg. 851: INDUSTRIAL ESTABLISHMENTS
O. Reg. 332/12: BUILDING CODE
TSSA Gas Code Advisory
Bluewater – By Tractel
Hatch Guard/Roof Opening Guards
More and more accidents continue to happen on rooftops because people are falling through unprotected openings. In the last few years there have been a few fatalities recorded due to this issue. Protection hatch openings, skylights, and any other opening on your roof to which anyone has access should be protected.
We supply Hatch Guard/Roof Opening Guards that have been designed to provide safety around roof hatches and roof openings. Depending on the application, you will have options from a variety of suppliers. Some offer a non-penetrating system while others offer a bolt-on guard. Either way, we have the right system to help protect you and your workers.
- BlueWater – By Tractel
- Delta Prevention
- Guardian Fall Protection
- Full Custom Design (P.Eng Approved)
Roof Access Ladders
Having safe access to you rooftop is essential if you require employees or contractors to go up to perform maintenance or inspections. Whether you are in need of a new roof access ladders, or looking to upgrade old or damaged ladders, Rubicon Safety Inc. has you covered! We offer fully engineered customized roof access ladders tailored to meet your needs.
Reg. 851: INDUSTRIAL ESTABLISHMENTS
O. Reg. 332/12: BUILDING CODE
ANSI ASC A14.3-2008: American National Standards for Ladders – Fixed – Safety Requirements
Moving around on a rooftop can be difficult if there are obstacles or elevation changes along your path, thankfully we offer many solutions to help you deal with these hazards. Using custom products from Delta Prevention we can make getting around your roof a safe and easy experience. The Rooftop Step-Overs and Staircase Systems are made of stainless steel and aluminum materials to help withstand the harsh environments they will be subject too. Both solutions can be custom engineered to meet you specific needs! Contact us today to book your roof consultation!
Respirator Fit Testing
Respirator Training and Fit Testing is mandatory for any employee that is required to wear a respirator as part of their job. This includes 1/2 masks, full face masks, self contained breathing apparatus, etc. Employers must ensure no one uses these devices until theses requirements are met, failure to do so can result in injuries or in some cases death.
What is a ‘fit test’?
A fit test is used to make sure the masks are properly fitted to the individual who will be required to use it. Properly fitting PPE is the only way to make sure it will provide you with the level of protection you need. Properly fitting the respirator will make sure it seals to your skin. A respirator can only work when air passes through the filter. Air will take the path of least resistance, so if the seal isn’t there, the air will go around rather than through the respirator – and therefore lessen the protection. We use a qualitative method to verify if there is a good fit to the mask. Our Qualitative Respirator Fit Testing meets the CSA Standard Z94.4-18 on fit testing and can be completed at your workplace or at our office in Burlington, On. See below for a breakdown of how the test is completed.
Fit Testing Frequency
- Once every two years (CSA Z94.4-18 requirement)
- If the individual has significant weight loss that may effect the seal of the mask on the face.
- Any other circumstance that may interfere with the fit of the mask. (Major Surgery, Accident)
Along with ensuring a proper fitting mask a worker must also be trained in the care and use for the respirator they are required to use. Not every situation is the same and different levels of protection are required depending on what environment you are working in. We can help you determine what respirator is best for your situation and then instruct your workers how to properly use it.
- Regulatory requirements
- Responsibilities of the wearer in the use of their PPE
- Proper selection of Respirator
- Proper donning and doffing of the respirator
- Care and maintenance
- CSA Standard Z94.4-18
- O. Reg. 449/19 Occupational Exposure Limits (OEL)
- O. Reg. 213/91, sections 21, 26 and 93 under the Occupational Health and Safety Act
- O. Reg. 490/09 (2019) under the Occupational Health and Safety Act – Medical Surveillance for Designated Substances *New for January 2020
Engineered Fall Protection Solutions
Anchor Point – Fixed Support
We supply, install, and inspect a wide variety of anchor point solutions for your fall protection needs. These solutions can be out of the box or custom designed by our Engineer. Our team will work together to meet the requirements under all regulations & standards. Our highly trained team are also available to complete your annual inspections.
Horizontal & Vertical Lifelines
Rubicon Safety Inc. is an authorized installer and dealer for several of the leading brands of horizontal & vertical lifelines as well as overhead rail systems. We are not limited to one option; therefore, we have a variety of solutions to fit your needs and budget. Depending on the application, we will find the best system suited to protect you and your workers from the threat of a fall.