Our engineering report writing services have developed into very skilled asset that we use with inspections. This is why sand, gravel, quarries pit operations around Ontario are hiring us to write useful and relevant safety inspection reports. A quarry is the term commonly used to describe an operation of digging for products above the ground. The difference being that a below surface mine is an operation that digs for products below the surface. I’m sure many of you know the difference. These two operations share a common regulation in Ontario, especially around the General Toronto Area. This regulation is Reg. 854. Regulation 854 applies to mines, mining plants and quarries. Sand pits, gravel pits, many of the stone and limestone pits around Ontario share this distinction. So when CBM in Vementos, Ontario, had safety concerns several years ago, they called us to ask if we would write a report on the condition of walkways and stairs and ramps and ladders. We also did reports on stackers and conveyors. Guarding has also been another topic for our reports. Another one of our reports focused on structure and the highlighting of issues and repairs to be completed. That was 50 reports ago. We have created a system of field notes, site pictures and final Engineer and Safety Report formats that are to the point and yet they are specific. We provide technical information on stairs, ramps, guardrail heights and construction that will help to keep your workers safe. Depending on the conditions that exist at the pit, we will pinpoint the repairs that should be completed first. This follows the hazard identity pyramid that we all studied that states “identify and repair or tag out known safety hazards”. A second opinion by an expert is a good idea when it comes to worker safety. These pits are loud. Operators have difficult challenges and these guys are tough! They work hard! Guarding should be in place. Guardrails have regulations so that they are comfortable and safe and can be relied on. These are minimum safety standards. They are in regulation 854. We can support your repair schedules by returning to the site for re-inspection. This is a really good idea. And it works. Your contractor might take advantage of you and do half the job and say it’s good enough. We give them a report card. You can make sure they are doing things properly. So for important and relevant safety or engineering reports, call Crane Tech. At Crane Tech we save you money. Using Crane Tech keeps your workers safe. If you are in the Collingwood, Markham, Parry Sound, Barrie and Vaughn areas give us a call. We inspect cranes, auto hoists, elevating lift platforms, bridge cranes to name but a few. Remember that the Crane Tech Inspection team can conveniently inspect all of your lifting equipment at the same time. One call for all of your lifting equipment! Crane Tech inspects and maintains your Hoist Lifting Equipment. Call us at 705-734-0012. See us on Instagram. On the web www.craneservices.ca. We know your equipment best!