Relevant Documentation

Ankor Engineering Systems Inc. engineers, designs and installs to meet the current local Building Codes, OHSA & Regulations, and current applicable Canadian Standard Association (CSA) standards.

Ontario Ministry of Labour Guidelines

Ontario Ministry of Labour Guidelines - "Regulation for Window Cleaning Roof Anchorage for Fall Arrest Systems and Tiebacks for Suspended Equipment and Primary Support".

Canadian Standards Association ~ Z271-10
~ Safety Code for Suspended Platforms

Canadian Standards Association ~ Z271-10 ~ Safety Code for Suspended Platforms
  • This Standard specifies requirements for the design, construction, installation, inspection, testing, maintenance, alteration, and repair of suspended platforms.
  • It applies to suspended platforms that are (a) designed for the purpose of gaining access to exterior and interior surfaces of buildings and other structures; (b) hoisted by mechanical, electrical, or manual power; and (c) suspended from one, two, or multiple points.

Canadian Standards Association ~ Z91-02 (R2008)
~ Health and Safety Code for Suspended Equipment Operations)

Canadian Standards Association ~ Z91-02 (R2008) ~ Health and Safety Code for Suspended Equipment Operations
  • This Standard includes requirements for the safe operation of various types of suspended equipment used to gain access to interior or exterior, or both, sides of buildings or structures. Much of the equipment referred to in this Standard is designed, installed, inspected, and tested in accordance with CAN/CSA-Z271. It does not include crane-suspended platforms or baskets (see CAN/CSA-Z150),multi-point bridge platforms, or hanging scaffolds.
  • It also specifies the safety requirements for suspended equipment and rolling stages normally used for (but not limited to) window cleaning operations, general cleaning, repair, painting, maintenance, inspection, and construction operations and similar work.
  • Anchors and lifelines, equipment tie backs and direct attachment of primary lines for suspended equipment should be designed to resist without fracture and/or pullout a force of 22.5 KN (5000 LBF), applied in the most adverse direction.
  • Equipment tie backs and lifelines shall not be attached to the same anchor.
  • Persons working on a surface within 2 m of an unprotected edge, where they may fall onto a hazardous substance or object, or at a height of 3 m more above the ground, the adjacent roof level, or an acceptable landing without protection of guardrails or other devices to guard against falls, shall wear a fall arrest full body harness with lanyard.
  • The fall protection system shall be attached to anchors or to substantial members of the building at all times.

National Building Code of Canada

National Building Code of Canada
  • The National Building Code sets out technical provisions for the design and construction of new buildings. It also applies to the alteration, change of use and demolition of existing buildings.

Ontario Building Code (Ontario Regulation 350/06)

Ontario Building Code (Ontario Regulation 350/06)
  • Where maintenance and window cleaning operations are intended to be carried out on the exterior of a building, anchor systems shall be provided where any portion of the roof is more then 8 m (26’-3”) adjacent to ground level.
  • The anchor systems in the sentence above, shall be designed, installed and tested in conformance with CSA Z91, “Safety Code for Window Cleaning Operations”

Technical Standards and Safety Authority

Technical Standards and Safety Authority
  • Fuel Safety regulations strive to prevent loss of life, personal injury, property and environmental damage by controlling safety hazards in the transportation, transmission, distribution, dispensing and storage of fuels such as natural gas, fuel oil, propane jet fuel and gasoline.

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