MINISTRY OF LABOUR HAZARD ALERT: Temporary Aluminum Guard Rail Post:Improper Installation Can Cause System Failure
November 26, 2015: Ministry of Labour (MOL) personnel have encountered prefabricated aluminum guardrail post assemblies being used incorrectly as fall protection on construction sites. The assembly consists of a post with brackets for horizontal rails (top, intermediate and toe board) inserted into a base assembly which is itself attached to an existing structural member or work surface. A worker was fatally injured by a fall when this type of guardrail failed to protect the worker due to poor installation of the bracket to the work surface. We urge you to read the full report here.