Roof Fall Protection – George Brown College Green Roof

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Problem

George Brown College Campus Building in Toronto required a fall protection system for the installation of a green roof.

Solution

JADE+ Inc. designed the system using a combination of travel restraints that support two workers per anchor and fall arrest systems that support one person per anchor. The system also used several existing window washing roof anchors to reduce the installation cost. A bump line was also installed 2 m from the roof edge to comply with Ontario Regulation 213/91.

During the construction process, JADE+ Inc. provided review and instruction on the proper installation and use of the fall protection system. JADE+ Inc. also educated the UCC Group representatives about the proper inspection and allowable wear of the fall protection equipment. All workers on the roof using the travel restraint and fall protection system must wear a full body harness.

Result

The roof was successfully installed using the system JADE+ Inc. designed. No modifications to the system are permitted without consultation with the designing engineer.