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Dec
28
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Angling For Reliability Vegetation Management Keeps Trees Out of the Lines and Lights On Imagine starting your work day by hanging from a rope as you moved down the side of a mountain. That’s what some of our vegetation management staff and contractors did recently to remove trees on a high-angle…
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Nov
25
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How a Canmore Company Gives Back using Leave A Trace November 23, 2016 GRA is an integrated industrial services and difficult access solutions company. Our model provides crews of multi-disciplined tradesmen and access technicians that are certified rope access and confined space technicians for w…
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Oct
18
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Risk Mitigation & Elimination with a Mountain Safety Program When working in mountainous terrain, risks and hazards are abundant. In simple terms, the hazards can be described as falling in, falling off, or things falling onto workers. This includes anything from slips, trips, and falls to fall…
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Sep
07
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What Is Facilitated Access? We’ve all heard the expression “you had to be there”.  There is something to be said for first-hand experience, and in the world of mountainous work sites, that is where facilitated access comes in. Facilitated access combines multiple fields – rope access, confined spac…
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Jul
14
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MSA Training: Why It Is an Important First Step You likely wouldn’t hand over your car keys to someone who had never learned how to drive, nor would you trust a surgeon who hadn’t been to medical school. Getting the appropriate training for a job – no matter what that may entail -…
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Jun
14
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Eliminating LTI's from Slips, Trips and Falls No one likes falling, even at the best of times. But when a seemingly innocuous slip happens at the workplace, major problems can ensue. If a worker becomes injured and needs to miss work, that’s lost time (also known as a LTI, or Lost Time Injury). Los…
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Apr
19
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What HEC Means To Mountain Rescue Working in mountainous terrain has a long history – and coupled with that is the inevitable need for medical assistance, easy access, and safety precautions while navigating mountain environments. For many years, mountain rescue was limited exclusively to labor-int…
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Feb
19
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High-Angle Engineering Canada’s Global Mountain Solutions pioneers a new market for mountain guides.
by Kirk Kardashian | photograph Conny Amelunxen Just north of Whistler, British Columbia, in the remote Upper Lillooet Valley, Westpark Electric Limited recently installed a power line connecting t…
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Dec
02
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Why Am I Afraid Of Heights? Imagine standing on the edge of a sidewalk, toes on the edge. You are perfectly still, but the road is busy. Are you scared?Now, imagine standing on the top of a hundred-story building, your toes dangling over the edge. It's windy, but you're in a harness, attached to …
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