Every day, construction workers are injured while on the job. The most common forms of injury are those caused by slipping, tripping, or falling.
If you want to prevent such injuries on your job site, keep reading for a few helpful tips on preventing falls.
Keep Walkways Clear
It’s natural for there to be a lot of materials scattered about in a construction site. However, you should keep common walkways cleared of any materials or debris. Keep them neatly stacked nearby if possible, or at least keep them pushed off to the side where they are out of the way. This will prevent people from tripping over objects and injuring themselves while traversing popular thoroughfares.
Have Proper Safety Features
Often, construction jobs require workers to work on an elevated surface, whether it be a rooftop or an upper floor on an office building that hasn’t been finished yet. When workers are operating at these heights, the risk of injury from a fall is greatly increased. This is why it is absolutely vital that you use proper safety equipment in these situations.
Such equipment may include rooftop walkways, safety handrail or fall protection tie-off systems. If workers are trying to gain access to the roof via interior roof hatches access ladders with OSHA safety cages are required. These types of safety features will protect your workers throughout the project, limiting the risk of anyone slipping and falling from a raised area.
Train Your Workers
Above all, you need to ensure that every worker on your site receives proper safety training. They need to know what standard operating procedures should be followed on the job site, as well as how they can minimize their risk of injury. Ensure that every worker also knows how to properly use the safety features mentioned above, as well as any other equipment on the site. And of course, always make sure that everyone wears a helmet & steeltoe boots while they’re onsite.
If you need rooftop walkways or any of the other safety features mentioned above, contact Design Components Inc. for more information.