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Scaffold Inspections: The Vital Safety Measure

A scaffold inspection is a careful examination of any scaffold being erected or that has been erected to ensure that it is safe to work on for both the safety of construction workers and passers-by.  Keeping workers and bystanders safe on construction sites is paramount. That’s why an essential part of any scaffolding set-up procedure […]

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Winnipeg’s Annual Scaffold Safety Day

Northstar puts safety first! Our Winnipeg team recently held their Annual Scaffold Safety Day, a day in which the branch shuts down all yard and job site tasks to participate in extra safety training demonstrations and workshops – all for 8 hours of extra pay. This year we gathered a team of 24 participants and […]

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Northstar Access is now COR Certified Across Canada!

Northstar Access is excited to announce it is now COR Certified in Ontario! With this certification Northstar is now COR certified Canada wide. This accomplishment could not been achieved without the great effort and commitment to Health & Safety from all Northstar employees in Ontario and throughout Canada. The Certificate of Recognition (COR™) program is […]

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Scaffold Enclosures & Wind Safety

Scaffold enclosures are used in a variety of situations and as the cold winter weather arrives here in Canada, more and more enclosures are being erected. Enclosing a scaffold structure offers protection from rain, snow and windchills for personnel, gear, and can prevent weather delays. But there are serious safety issues that need to be […]

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The Importance of Professional Hoist Inspections

Professional swing stage hoist inspections are an important part of the construction industry. Safety is always a priority, but it’s even more so when working at heights. The work environment can be dangerous enough without adding any unnecessary risks by not having your equipment inspected regularly. This blog post will explore why professional hoist inspections […]

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Tips for Summer Crew Safety

Heat-related illnesses are cause for concern and summer crew safety is an important topic. With summer now in full force, it’s time for a refresher on the best ways to beat the heat at work. Keep in mind that severe heat-related illnesses like heat exhaustion can occur for several days after dehydration from exposure to […]

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Northstar’s Employee Support Covid-19

Northstar’s Employee Support Covid-19 Most recently, Northstar offers a paid day off to its employees get vaccinated for Covid-19, rest, and recover. Northstar Access is one of the largest providers of scaffolding and other access solutions in Canada. Like many other organizations within the construction industry, we too faced many challenges due to COVID-19 Pandemic. We offered […]

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Covid-19 Impacts on Construction Industry

Covid-19 Impacts on Construction Industry Since the COVID-19 pandemic arose, the construction industry took a deep impact. Creating a shock wave that reverberated across seemingly all actions in construction life. This shock wave called COVID-19 impacts the construction industry, like never before. How we shop, how we work, and how we create have all felt […]

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5 Tips For Crew Safety This Winter

The winter season can get very dangerous for any worker who has to deal with the cold, the ice, and the discomforts that come with working outside. These daily work blocks create problems that must be dealt with for the safety and comfort of the workers. To keep everyone safe and warm let’s follow these […]

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Winterize Your Jobsite

With the constant challenges that come with winter weather, the construction industry faces multiple dangers including temperature shifts, falling snow, and ice. Our variety of enclosures are customized for your projects to mitigate these dangers. Take a look at some of our recent scaffold enclosure builds: Monarflex Scaffold Sheeting: Monar Flex is a custom engineered […]