Across Canada, the number of people being trapped in grain is on the rise. The Grain Safety Program is intended to address this issue. At the heart of the program is the building of a mobile demonstration unit that can function as both an education and training tool.
Alberta Canola is a proud sponsor of the BeGrainSafe initiative
The mobile unit will serve three purposes:
- Rescue Training. The unit will be used to train first responders in grain extrication procedures.
- General Prevention Education. The unit will be used as a learning tool to sensitize public audiences about the dangers of grain entrapment, and the importance of lock-out/tag out procedures.
- On-site Training. The unit will be used to provide in-depth prevention and emergency plan training to workplaces.
Grain entrapments occur when:
– An individual is present on the surface grain, which is being drawn out from beneath the individual;
– An individual attempts to walk across the surface of grain where a void exists beneath the surface; and
– An individual is in a grain storage facility where grain has solidified onto the walls of the bin and then the wall of grain collapses onto the individual.
The demonstration in this video took place at Ag Days in Brandon, MB in January 2017.