Make sure you are doing your due diligence and following all provincial and government safety codes before your next audit. Click your region below to learn all the safety regulations, codes and laws for your specific province.

 
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Canadian Safety Regulations for Loading Dock and Doors

“All external windows, ventilation openings, doors, and other openings shall be effectively sealed when closed, and proofed against dust, vermin, and other pests.”
SQF Institute – Food Safety Code: Food Manufacturing, Edition 9

Seal up around your doors and docks with rodent-proof weather seal and stripping. Our Xcluder weather seal offers x4 the protection against dust, rodents, vermin and other pests. A seal system that uses a combination brush, rubber, stainless-steel screen and stainless-steel wool fibres to make sure that no rodent or pest can enter your building.

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Rodent proof weather seal stripping
Schedule an annual fire door drop test with our Preventive Maintenance technicians. Our technicians follow all NFPA 80 and DASMA guidelines to keep you up to code and safe in the event of a fire. After the inspection, our technicians will leave a record of your due diligence with a DASMA drop test form and decal tracker on your door as proof of the inspection to auditors.

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Fire Door Drop Test
“If there is a risk that tools or other objects could fall onto a person from a platform or other raised area, or through a floor opening or floor hole,

(a) a toe board that extends from the floor of the platform or other raised area to a height of not less than 125 mm shall be installed; or

(b) if the tools or other objects are piled to such a height that a toe board would not prevent the tools or other objects from falling, a solid or mesh panel shall be installed from the floor to a height of not less than 450 mm.”
Canada Occupational Health and Safety Regulations (SOR/86-304), Part III Permanent Structures, Section 2.13

All our in-pit dock levelers come with toe guards in safety yellow as standard to protect your staff from injury.

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dock leveler with toe guard
Enhance safety around the loading dock with a variety of safety barriers that include barrier gates and retractable straps. We have mezzanine barrier gates, dock barrier gates and safety straps to choose from.

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Alberta Safety Regulations for Loading Dock and Doors

“An employer must ensure that

(a) equipment and personal protective equipment is of sufficient size, strength and design and made of suitable materials to withstand the stresses imposed on it during its operation and to perform the function for which it is intended or was designed,

(b) equipment and personal protective equipment used or worn at a work site

(i) is maintained in a condition that will not compromise the health or safety of workers using or transporting it,

(ii) will safely perform the function for which it is intended or was designed, and

(iii) is free from obvious defects,”

Alberta Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Code, Part 3: Specifications and Certifications, Section 3.12

Schedule a Preventive Maintenance visit with one of our technicians. We use a multi-point inspection checklist to give you a 360 view of the condition of your equipment. Along with tuning up your equipment to extend its lifespan and to get it up to safety regulations. After the inspection, you will receive a copy of the multi-point inspection checklist for your records to prove to auditors that you’ve done your due diligence.

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Overhead door multi-point inspection checklist

“263(1)
A person must not leave the controls of powered mobile equipment unattended unless the equipment is secured against unintentional movement by an effective method of immobilizing the equipment.

263(2)
A person must not leave the controls of powered mobile equipment unattended unless a suspended or elevated part of the powered mobile equipment is either landed, secured in a safe position or both.”

Alberta Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Code, Part 19: Powered Mobile Equipment, Section 19.263

Make sure that you have suitable wheel chocks or trailer restraints for all your loading docks, to prevent trucks from accidentally rolling away. In addition, trailer restraints prevent trailer creep, early departure, trailer leg collapse and accidents from happening.

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An employer must develop a fall protection plan “if a worker at the work site may fall 3 metres or more and the worker is not protected by guardrails.”
Alberta Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Code, Part 9: Fall Protection, Section 9.140

Protect against falls with built-in guardrails. Each dock lift table comes with guardrails and personnel restraint chains to prevent falls as a standard. In addition, the Stationary (DL) model can be upgraded to have an interlock swing gate or boom.

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dock lift table with guardrail
“An employer must ensure that an opening or hole through which a worker can fall is protected by

(a) a securely attached cover designed to support an anticipated load, or

(b) guardrails and toe boards.”

Alberta Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Code, Part 22: Safeguards, Section 22.314

All our in-pit dock levelers come with toe guards in safety yellow as standard to protect your staff from injury.

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dock leveler with toe guard
Enhance safety around the loading dock with a variety of safety barriers that include barrier gates and retractable straps. We have mezzanine barrier gates, dock barrier gates and safety straps to choose from.

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BC Safety Regulations for Loading Dock and Doors

“Every employer must ensure that regular inspections are made of all workplaces, including buildings, structures, grounds, excavations, tools, equipment, machinery and work methods and practices, at intervals that will prevent the development of unsafe working conditions.”

BC Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Regulation, Part 3: Rights and Responsibilities, Section 3.5

Schedule a Preventive Maintenance visit with one of our technicians. We use a multi-point inspection checklist to give you a 360 view of the condition of your equipment. Along with tuning up your equipment to extend its lifespan and to get it up to safety regulations. After the inspection, you will receive a copy of the multi-point inspection checklist for your records to prove to auditors that you’ve done your due diligence.

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sectional overhead door multi-point inspection checklist

“(1) An operator of mobile equipment must not leave the controls unattended unless the mobile equipment has been secured against inadvertent movement by

(a) engaging at least 2 effective braking or parking systems or devices, including

(i) the parking brake,

(ii) the manufacturer’s specified park position for the transmission,

(iii) chocks for the wheels, or

(iv) in the case of 2-wheeled mobile equipment, stands, and

(b) chocking wheels, if necessary.

(2) An operator of mobile equipment must not leave unattended any elevated load, part, extension or machine, unless it has been landed in a safe position or otherwise immobilized and secured against inadvertent movement.”
BC Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Regulation, Part 16: Mobile Equipment, Section 16.9

Make sure that you have suitable wheel chocks or trailer restraints for all your loading docks, to prevent trucks from accidentally rolling away. In addition, trailer restraints prevent trailer creep, early departure, trailer leg collapse and accidents from happening.

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wheel chocktrailer restraints
Reduce the time that staff is exposed to temperatures above 23°C, especially with jobs or tasks that require medium to high exertion or strength to reduce the risk of heat stress.
BC Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Regulation, Part 7: Thermal Exposure, Section 7.29
High Volume Low Speed (HVLS) fans use an evaporative cooling effect to make workers feel up to 8°F cooler, reducing the number of heat stress exposure and breaks needed.

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HVLS fan
The Occupational Health and Safety Regulation requires workers to use fall protection systems when they could fall from a height of 3 m (10 ft.) or more, or where a fall from a lesser height could result in serious injury.
BC Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Regulation, Part 11: Fall Protection, Section 11.2
Protect against falls with built-in guardrails. Each dock lift table comes with guardrails and personnel restraint chains to prevent falls as a standard. In addition, the Stationary (DL) model can be upgraded to have an interlock swing gate or boom.

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dock lift table with guardrail
 
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Ontario Safety Regulations for Loading Dock and Doors

The OHSA mandates that every lifting device in a facility be inspected and provided with a written record of inspection as recommended by the manufacturer, and in any case at least once a year. This inspection includes dock levelers, dock lifts and lift tables; which are often overlooked.
Ontario Health and Safety Act, Regulation 851, Section 51-1b
Schedule a Preventive Maintenance visit with one of our technicians. We use a multi-point inspection checklist to give you a 360 view of the condition of your equipment. Along with tuning up your equipment to extend its lifespan and to get it up to safety regulations. After the inspection, you will receive a copy of the multi-point inspection checklist for your records to prove to auditors that you’ve done your due diligence.

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“A vehicle left unattended shall be immobilized and secured against accidental movement.”
Ontario Health and Safety Act, Regulation 851, Section 57
Make sure that you have suitable wheel chocks or trailer restraints for all your loading docks, to prevent trucks from accidentally rolling away. In addition, trailer restraints prevent trailer creep, early departure, trailer leg collapse and accidents from happening.

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wheel chocktrailer restraints
Employers must:

  • take every precaution reasonable in the circumstances for the protection of workers

Engineering controls include:

  • slip-resistant flooring and slip-resistant mats
  • minimize environmental influences (for example, blocking wind, preventing wet surfaces from icing, etc.)
  • guardrails for raised floors, mezzanines and balconies

Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Compliance

Protect against falls with built-in guardrails. Each dock lift table comes with guardrails and personnel restraint chains to prevent falls as a standard. In addition, the Stationary (DL) model can be upgraded to have an interlock swing gate or boom.

In addition, the dock lift comes with a rust-resistant and anti-slip powder coat to prevent corrosion along with slips and falls.

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dock lift table with guardrail
 
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