PSR (Pre-Start Health and Safety Reviews) Service
■ CAD Technical Solutions (CTSco) provides Pre-Start Health and Safety Reviews. Professionals at CTSco are specialized in Storage racking systems with experience more than a decade of industry related experience.
PSR Definition and Processes
■ Prior to the use of machines and installed or repaired equipment, Ministry Regulations dictate that a PSR is required in Ontario under Section 7 of Regulation 851 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act (S.7 of O.Reg. 851), under 8 specific circumstances, that are to be conducted by an Ontario Licensed Professional Engineer. Machines and equipment are reviewed to make sure that they are in compliance with these Regulations prior to their use. The PSRs almost always are performed on site. A "pre-installation review" may be of great benefit to ensure a properly designed system without the need of further costly changes and/or amendments that might be needed after the fact. A written report is always issued following a full site review indicating necessary details pertaining to the application addressing any and all issues and/or deficiencies as required for compliance by the standards.
A Letter of Compliance is only issued once all noted issues and/or deficiencies are adequately addressed as per recommendations resolving and non-conformance issues. The letter will be signed, stamped and sealed by a professional engineer.
After issuing the "Letter of Compliance" the machine and/or equipment is now safe for use, for its' intended purpose.
When and who needs a PSR
■ All industrial companies must have a PSR for storage racking systems prior to use. It is to make sure that the system is designed and installed based on the current applicable standards and specifications as required for storage racking systems. It applies to existing, repaired and or new racking systems. Documentations must be made available on site ready to be provided to a Ministry inspector upon request. The ministry of labour inspector can issue a "Work Stop Order" if any violations are detected.
Who is responsible to obtain a PSR
■ The Occupational Health and Safety Act specifically states that the end user or owner is solely responsible to ensure that the workplace is safe as mandated by the aforementioned Regulation. It must include an updated copy of a required PSR.
Who is eligible to perform a PSR
■ The regulation states that PSRs for rack systems shall be performed by a qualified Professional Engineer. In Ontario, a Professional Engineer must be certified by Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO). CAD Technical Solutions (CTSco) has a Certificate of Authorization issued by the PEO.