CRAS Health and Safety Policy
“At Canadian Rope Access Specialists Inc. safety is our primary concern and the health and safety of our employees, clients and contractors is of paramount importance to us. Management is committed to doing everything possible to prevent injuries and to maintain a healthy and safe work environment. Due to the safety sensitive nature of the work performed by our company we believe that safety should not be compromised for any reason, including expedience or productivity.”
Canadian Rope Access Specialists has had no lost time or other reportable injuries since its formation in early 2007. This is due to our company’s strict adherence to the IRATA code of practice, formalized operating procedures and thorough OH&S program. Before any new job or work scope begins all CRAS teams complete a comprehensive hazard identification process and risk assessment. Hazards are assigned a numerical risk value based on their likelihood and severity before strict controls are implemented. Hazards are then reassessed to determine that they have been properly mitigated to an acceptable level.
Canadian Rope Access Specialists believes that safety is systemic, and requires management, field supervisors and all other personnel working together. Safety requires proper procedures, thorough planning, competent supervision, trained personnel, and appropriate equipment that is regularly inspected and maintained.
Through proper planning, education, training and supervision, hazards can be identified and avoided. CRAS believes all risks can be mitigated to create a safe working environment for everyone. We believe our crews deserve the highest standard of safety Rope Access has to offer.
Each technician follows comprehensive safety guidelines for Rope Access in accordance with IRATA (Industrial Rope Access Trade Association) requirements for quality assurance, safety, documentation and working practices. Under IRATA each rope access technician is assessed for safety and competency by an independent IRATA assessor. Candidates are strictly assessed on the safe execution of work at height and rope access techniques and must perform simulated rescues ranging from simple to complex in order to be certified.
Canadian Rope Access Specialists is of the opinion that safety is the priority above all else.
Simply put we adhere to the highest standard of safety.