How To Maintain Height Safety When Working On Buildings
A construction worker’s job is never done. Whether they’re building the next skyscraper or working on a bridge, there are always new structures to create and maintain. One of the most important things for any high-tech construction project is safety equipment; not only does it keep workers safe while they work at heights, but also prevents accidents and injuries from happening to those around them as well. When people think about getting their hands on some height safety gear, they often forget that there are many different types out there—each better suited for certain projects than others. That means doing your homework before shopping is important so you can get what you really need to ensure optimal height safety for you and your workers!
Importance of Height Safety Equipment
Did you know that most people who are seriously injured or killed, fall from a height of four metres or less? This is why it is important to make sure that all the heights on your job site are properly secured before anyone even steps foot on it.
If you’re working at a height, you want to be sure that the hazards are being addressed. Anytime there’s a chance for injury from falling, it’s important to have the right equipment, such as the Rapid Height Safety safety range which can reduce the likelihood of falls-related accidents. With products ranging to suit ceiling and slab installation with the Rapid Post System, through to products that cater to concrete and timber structures with the Dual Purpose System, all height safety needs can be met with ease.
Many clients ask what they must do to comply with their legal duty of care when it comes to fall arrest systems. The answer depends on a number of factors including where the work is being carried out, who will be doing the work, how long it will take for them to complete it and whether or not there are any other hazards present. What we can say, however, is that employers have an obligation under law to provide workers with equipment that minimises risks while at work. If you’re unsure about your obligations in relation to fall arrest systems then contact one of our team today. We can help!
Roof Access Safety
Work Health and Safety Act states the PCBU must take the necessary precautions to ensure the health and safety of employees, contractors and other workers. The WHS Act answers this question by giving official codes of practice under Section 274 of the Act. The Managing the Risk of Falling at Workplaces Code of practice can be found on a number of sites. We recommend you obtain your copy from Work Safety Australia. In general, by following this code for your industry you will be seen to have complied with your duties and provide the safety standards on roofs. To improve roof security the most obvious advice will be the following: Why should I do it and How should I eliminate the risks.
Consider Height Safety Training for Workers
Whenever you have workers, using your roof safety systems on your roof, you need to provide them with information about how the height safety systems are designed to be used.
This is due to the fact that there are different types of equipment for different jobs; it’s important to get what suits the type of height work you’re doing. You also need to make sure that these workers know how to use this equipment properly for their own safety and the safety of those around them. That means they need training in order to do so! It can’t be stressed enough: when it comes to safe working practices, knowledge is power.
Rapid Height Safety – Edge Protection, Height Safety and Fall Protection Products and Services
Rapid Height Safety will provide you security in your workplace. Our goal is to provide a broad variety of safety equipment in good quality that may be suitable for your job requirement no matter how large or small. We understand that edge protection, height safety and fall prevention are of utmost importance. Hence, why we have an extensive choice of safety options and we also have capacity to design customised Solutions that will meet all your height safety and falling protection requests.
As some questions regarding training and safety systems vary between circumstance, it’s important to be sure of specifics including who will be accessing your roof space & how long they’ll be working there. Rapid Height Safety has packages available for all occasions – contact us today!