According to a recent report from Ontario’s Ministry of Labour (MOL), falls are the leading cause of construction site injuries and deaths in the province. MOL representatives have been conducting regular “blitz” inspections to determine specific fall hazards of various workplaces.

After visiting over 1,600 sites last July and August, MOL inspectors issued 584 stop work orders for instances of non-compliance with Regulation 851 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OSHA).

Regulation 851 pertains to machine guarding, which is a common safety feature of industrial equipment. Most of the violations issued involved failure to provide suitable guardrails or other forms of fall protection. The Ministry of Labour requires elevator car tops with a gap exceeding 12 inches to have safety guardrails.

How Renown Can Help

Car Top Guarding


At Renown Electric, our team is dedicated to providing safer working environments for industrial employees.  Our car top guarding products are specially designed to help prevent fall-related accidents. Additionally, these products are more than capable of meeting the stringent elevator machine room requirements of both OSHA and the Ministry of Labour.

Our car top guarding is simple to install and adjusts to suit frequently used elevator car sizes. We have two main sizes available:

  • Small — 0004: The smaller sized guarding has a total weight of 105 lbs. and head beam sizes ranging from 8 to 13 inches. Adjustments include:
    • Back: 51 to 68 inches
    • Side: 41 to 57 inches
  • Large — 0006: Our larger guarding has a total weight of 135 lbs. and head beam sizes that range from 8 to 14 inches. Adjustments:
    • Back: 55 to 90 inches
    • Side: 53 to 70 inches

These products can be shipped at any time to meet the safety demands of your company. Renown’s car top guarding includes kick plates and all the necessary installation instructions and hardware. In addition to these two sizes, our team is capable of producing custom-sized guarding.

Increase Workplace Safety — Contact Renown Today

Non-compliance with MOL, OSHA, and other regulations is dangerous for the well-being of your employees. Moreover, Section 66 of the OSHA states that non-compliance is punishable by imprisonment or fines totaling $25,000.

To avoid penalties and needless workplace accidents, contact Renown Electric for more information regarding our guarding products.

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