Height Safety Rules to Know of
In any event that you happen to be going to work at heights or your workers in a construction project will be working at heights, then it so follows that as the project manager or the technicians who will be going about the actual tasks be well informed of the height safety rule basics that will ensure that the workers’ safety is well taken care of going forward. Read on in this post and see some of the height safety rules and basics that will certainly ensure that your employees are indeed going about the projects at such elevated positions with their safety at the very least guaranteed.
One of the things to always bear in mind when it comes to taking on projects from such high elevations is to ever have a hat on. As it stands, falls from heights results in numerous deaths in the construction industry and this is as a result of the head injuries that the victims happen to suffer as a result of such falls. As a matter of fact, quite a number of the workers at construction sites who fell and survived from the fall from heights actually lived to share their testimony that were it not for the hard hats or helmets they wore while working from such heights, they would have probably succumbed to the incident save for these essential fall protection devices. This as such points to the fact that when it comes to such projects that will be sending one to work from heights, it is quite essential to ensure that you have your hard hat or helmet on so as to have the necessary and basic fall protection item of wear.
The second fall protection equipment that you need to have with you when going about these kinds of projects are the safety harnesses and lanyards or the self retracting lifelines. Talking of the use of the safety harnesses and lanyards and the self retracting lifelines, one thing that you must bear in mind as critical when it comes to these items is the need to ensure that their design and fit is accurate. By and large, even though the safety harnesses and lanyards happen to be as good as they are in so far as the fall protection needs go, the cases of improper use of the same have led to a number of serious injuries as the users were just left exposed by the improper use of the self retracting lifelines and the safety harnesses. For this reason, you need to look at the very fit of the harness or the self retracting lifeline and be sure that it is rightly fit and the design as well is of the right kind according to the standards set by OSHA.