The Key Height Safety Standards to Bear In Mind when Working from Elevations
When it comes to working on projects that will be setting you at heights, there are some basic safety rules that you need to have in mind to ensure that your safety or as a project manager, the safety of your workers is guaranteed. 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.
First and foremost, consider wearing a hat. By the way, falls from heights result in serious head injuries and as a matter of fact, they do account for up to 76% of the fatalities that are seen in the construction industry. In fact we have heard a number of testimonies from workers in the construction industry who have actually testified to the fact that the helmets or hard hats worn while working from such high elevations proved to be the only thing that save their lives when they fell from such heights. 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.
Added to these, you need to as well have with you the safety harnesses and lanyards or the self retracting lifelines so as to ensure that your safety is as guaranteed when working from such high elevations. When it comes to the safety harnesses and lanyards and the use of the self retracting lifelines to ensure that your safety is well guaranteed while on your assignments from such high elevations, you need to look keenly at the fit and the design of the lifeline or the safety harness or lanyard for that matter so as to ensure that they will indeed be as ideal for your use while on your tasks. As it is, as good as the harnesses may be when it comes to the need to ensure safety working from high elevations, improper use of the same may just leave you exposed to the risks of fall as not having them on. Looking at the above, we see the fact that when going for the safety harnesses and lanyards and the self retracting lifelines, you must of a necessity see to it that the fit and the design are the proper ones and that they actually meet the specifications set by under OSHA for fall protection devices at the workplace.