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. Check out this post and see some of the highlighted height safety rules and basics to know of whenever you have a project that is going to send your employees to work from such elevated positions.
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. Thus, it goes without saying that whenever you are going on a project from heights, you need to make sure that you have your hard hats or helmets on so as to make sure that you are safe whenever this is the case by such odd chances.
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. Ideally, we all know of the fact that these fall protection devices, the harnesses and self retracting lifelines happen to be so ideal when it comes to fall protection, but the improper use of the same have just been sure causes of injuries as the users were just left exposed to the risks as one who didn’t use them would have been. As a result of this, it is important to make sure that when you are going for a safety harness or lanyard or a self retracting lifeline for your fall protection equipment while working from such high elevations, you have to take into consideration the fit and the design and make sure that it fits as should be and the design as well meets the standards set by the Occupational Safety and Health Authority, OSHA.