Business owners should take action in preventing falls from heights in the construction site. As a business owner, you should know the preventive measures to take to avoid it. There are a variety of tools and resources that you can use to ensure the safety of your workers in the workplace.
Learn what you can do in this kind of situations.
Creating a Ladder-Alternative Jobsite
Protecting your workers in the job sites requires you to take steps in reducing the use of ladders. Ladders can pose a threat and risk to their safety. Start today by letting your people use an elevated platform as a replacement for the ladder whenever possible. When your worker needs to access a high place, train them to think first about the safest platform and equipment to use.
They need to consider some factors like the items to be carried, is the task too high, how long would it take to complete the work and other considerations.
Devising a Portal Ladder
A portable ladder program is the best solution in minimizing the risk of falls in the work site. There are different kinds of ladders to devise for overall safety. A Stepladder can be an excellent alternative since it has flat steps and hinged back. It is portable so your worker can transfer it effortlessly from one place to another. Next is an Extension ladder. This kind of ladder is composed of multiple sections to act as an extension for higher reach. The National Standards Institute reiterated that a duty rating sticker should always be placed on the side of the ladder for everyone’s reference.
Using Drones in Construction Sites
As an unmanned aircraft system, drones are usually used in the military. An operator on the ground controls them for tactical purposes. Contractors began using drones with cameras to execute different tasks on-site. Some of the goals of using drones are the following:
Participation in National Safety Stand-Down
The National Safety Stand-Down is a chance for business owners to communicate directly to their employees. This can include conferences, meetings, and other public events. You can integrate toolbox talks, inspection of equipment, audits, and other relevant issues to the agenda. Tailor this program to the need of your company. It is also wise if you will reiterate your company safety policies during this time. It is highly recommended to participate in this event to get the right education in protecting your workers. How will start this program? Start by designating a coordinator. That person will be in charge of the plan, and he will find a way to communicate with your workers.
Preventing more fatalities due to falls requires more action from employers. Start by setting a game plan that will be implemented in the long run.