A Team Of Fall Protection & Structural Engineering Experts

Knowledge. Commitment. Experience.

High Engineering's knowledge of fall protection engineering is extensive and world renowned.

By playing a pivotal role in the development of the standards for the Design of Active Fall Protection Systems, both ANSI Z359.6 and CSA Z259.16, we are considered the leading experts in this field.

Our goal and commitment is to provide practical and effective solutions to resolve difficult and unusual scenarios that reach beyond the scope of these standards.


We offer expertise in fall protection, structural and industrial engineering. With the recent merger with Parson's Engineering Consultants, a 40 year veteran engineering firm, we are a powerhouse of expertise; employing a diverse group of structural, mechanical and industrial engineers who apply their unique talents in the service to our clients.

Our principal, Bill Parsons, holds executive positions in the CSA Z259 and ANSI Z359 standards, and have developed close relationships with standards writers, product developers, manufacturers, regulators, and innovators from industry and academia all over the world. Through these connections we cooperatively lead the best practices in our industry, resulting in ground-breaking developments in fall protection engineering including:

  • Three important patents that significantly improve the performance of fall protection systems
  • Techniques for analysis of horizontal lifelines, clearances, and energy absorber testing
  • Techniques for making fall arrest clearance calculations understandable and feasible for the end users, including smartphone and android apps

We hold Professional Engineering registrations in Arizona, and virtually all Canadian provinces.

Our History

We were founded by Greg Small in Calgary, AB in 2005, with a mission to share the knowledge and expertise developed through decades of leadership and innovation in the complex field of fall protection engineering.

In early 2014, High Engineering merged with Parsons Engineering Consultants, a 40 year veteran engineering firm that had been trained by High Engineering to become the pre-eminent practitioners in Eastern Canada.

Fall protection was integrated into the firm's extensive experience in construction and industrial design, turn-key construction and fabrication projects across a broad range of industrial sectors.

Together we are a powerhouse of expertise.................and making HISTORY

Fall arrest systems and fall arrest products offered by High Engineering are cost effective , of very high quality, user friendly and are robust which will translate to term service requiring minimum maintenance. Frank Mele Mechanical Facilities Project Specialist