When it comes to providing equipment and tooling for cable installation applications like cable pulling grips, certain expectations must be met to certify quality in design and safety. Attaining industry certification goes beyond simply adhering to Canadian government safety standards – industry certification also serves to advance the industry in a myriad of ways.
In this blog, we will briefly overview the importance of being industry certified when it comes to providing equipment and tooling for cable installation applications.
The importance of industry certification is evident across the majority of industries in Canada today. Certification effectively legitimizes the qualifications businesses boast as safe and of quality. Stakeholder organizations that recognize certain businesses also bolster the legitimacy of a business’s services and/or products.
AMAC Equipment is a recognized vendor within the cable equipment and installation industry. Industry recognition and certification by Dig Safe, the Electricity Distributors Association (EDA), the Infrastructure Health & Safety Association (IHSA), and the Ontario Regional Common Ground Alliance (ORCGA), allow our customers to rest assured knowing products like our cable pulling grips, cable lashers, capstans, and services meet the standards outlined by these stakeholder organizations.
Dig Safe is a non-profit clearinghouse that raises awareness for utility companies, and other businesses about safety in their plans to dig. Dig Safe addresses the damage prevention process when it comes to Canada’s underground infrastructure – and underlines the importance of smart, safe digging by properly obtaining utility locates.
The Electricity Distributors Association (EDA)
Offering resources when it comes to relevant code and regulation, in addition to how to use certain tools and equipment like cable pulling grips – The EDA represents the interests of local hydro utilities, and prioritizes the distribution of industry knowledge, the availability of networking opportunities, and the garnering of collective action in the representation of local hydro utilities when it comes to legislation, and the provincial electricity market.
Infrastructure Health & Safety Association (IHSA)
Recognized by the Ministry of Labour, the IHSA is an industry leader in the provision of safety solutions for workers who perform high-risk activities. IHSA offers skill-based training, auditing, and evaluation services for those who work at large heights, high-voltage energized power systems, drive motorized vehicles, transport dangerous goods, work on suspended access equipment, and perform utility line clearing.
Ontario Regional Common Ground Alliance (ORCGA)
The ORCGA’s mission statement is to improve safety through raising awareness of damage prevention among those who work with Ontario’s underground infrastructure. The ORCGA represents a number of industry stakeholders including businesses in electrical distribution, telecommunications, and electrical transmission (to name a few).