Equipping Your Employees and Building for Rooftop Work
Many office workspaces are equipped with desks, chairs, computers, and other accessories to set up that team for success. Likewise, your rooftop should be considered a workspace in the same way and should be equipped with the proper accessories and equipment to allow for safe and efficient work. That said, what equipment is needed for rooftops? From a rooftop walkway system to pieces of training, OSHA requires that your rooftop is adequately outfitted for work. The specialists at Design Components, Inc. share what equipment is required and how those accessories and training are important.
Setting Up Your Rooftop Workers for Success
Naturally, rooftop work presents hazards and risks, but those can be eliminated or minimized by providing your employees with the proper equipment and training. Prepare your rooftop workers by equipping them with the accessories needed to perform their jobs and also with a deep knowledge that will help them stay safe in any adverse or hazardous situation that may be presented as a function of their duty.
Research what equipment OSHA requires that your building is equipped with to protect rooftop workers. Such equipment might include harnesses, scaffolding, rooftop walkway systems, and railings. Installing this equipment will enable workers to perform their jobs more efficiently and safely, ensuring that the work is done correctly with minimal risk of rooftop-related injuries. Please note that OSHA is continually seeking ways to improve safety—that said, the existing equipment on your building may be inadequate and in violation by today’s standards. Upgrade your equipment as needed given that OSHA standards are in place to protect everyone involved in rooftop work.
For the safety of everyone, only qualified personnel should access your building’s rooftop. You can enable your employees to safely access the rooftop through training. Address what equipment and accessories are required, also covering how to communicate during and handle inclement situations. Knowing the proper procedures and what hazards are present in rooftop work, training is required for rooftop employees. By informing your employees, you are in turn minimizing their risk for accidents, protecting their safety and also your company from unfortunate workplace incidents.
Metal Building Accessories That Make a Difference
And a Supplier Above the Rest
As a nationwide leader in metal building accessories, Design Components, Inc. is available to help equip your company for safer operations. Our innovative rooftop walkway system, METALWALK®, meets and exceeds OSHA standards. Proudly providing products that help improve metal buildings and their operations, our team is ready to help improve your facility through exceptional building accessories.
Our experienced team is ready to help guide you through this process. With a deep expertise on these products and a passion for equipping companies with the best possible fit, count on Design Components Inc. To speak with an expert ready to help you, give us a call today at (800) 868-9910 or by requesting a quote on our website. Learn more by connecting with us on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.