Safety Tips for Working from Heights
Safety is one of the primary concerns for those who may be in a way or another in occupational ventures that see them work from heights. As they happen to be, such projects expose you to the risk of fall which at their least can only be described as debilitating if not at their worst effects prove to be fatal.
As such, when going for such kinds of projects or assignments, as a project manager you need to ensure that you have in place such measures to ensure that you have provided enough for fall protection. The following is a review of some of the protection tips that you need to know of when it comes to the need to ensure the protection of your employees from the risk of falls when working from heights.
Railings ideally offer some of the most effective forms of protection when it comes to the risk of falls for those working from heights. Talking of some of the easiest ways for you to ensure safety of your employees and protect them as much is by the use of the railings. They offer such an effective and passive form of protection against falls as all the employees will have to do is to ensure that they are within the railings. Railing systems come in various styles and as such you can be sure to find one that will suit your rooftop from the non-penetrating railings which are so ideal for the flat or low slope roof kinds, the parapet mounted railings, the metal roof railings and the many others.
Apart from the railings, there are as well the Personal Fall Arrest Systems which you may as well consider for your needs. Only make sure that when you are going for the personal fall arrest systems, you go for the right equipment. A good example is such as for the full-body harness which, in most cases, provided that they meet the set standards by the ANSI will generally perform the very basics in an equal manner. But you shouldn’t compromise on any simply by looking at the price differentials. From lanyards, to the self retracting lifelines and all the harness options, it is advisable to do your research well enough, consider the kind of projects you will be up to and settle for one that will be most suitable for the task and ensure fall protection.
Added to these is the use of the safety swing gates.