Height Safety Equipment, whats what

When you are constructing a building many people just think of ringing a building company and that’s that.  Not many people realise just how many different jobs it takes and how many different people to construct a building.  For example the list of people needed to fully construct a building are as follows:working_in_heights

  • Roofers
  • Spouting Installers
  • Solar heating installers
  • Carpenter
  • Carpet Layer
  • Electrician
  • Linemen
  • Glazier
  • Fencer
  • Heavy equipment Operator
  • Laborer
  • Landscaper
  • Decorator
  • House painter
  • Plasterer
  • Plumber
  • Pile driver

The list goes on and on. Safety of the workers should be paramount as there are far too many accidents on building sites.  Things that need to be considered are

  • Edge protection
  • Height Safety
  • Inspections
  • Prevention Plans
  • Proper Training
  • Proper Equipment such as hard hats and gloves
  • Construction site manager

Unfortunately falls from heights are still the leading cause of injury in the construction industry.  There should be safety systems in place no matter what height you work at as even a fall from a relatively small height can cause severe injury or death. Following is a list of things that should be in place when working at height.

  • Scaffolding
  • Harness systems
  • Appropriate ladders
  • Safety nets
  • Appropriate attire
  • Safety Mesh
  • Balustrade
  • Guardrail
  • Mechanical access plant
  • Mobile Elevating Work Platforms
  • Forklift Platforms
  • Crane Lift Platforms
  • Crane Lift Platforms

As we can see by this article constructing a building is more complicated than it seems.  There is much more involved and much more that needs to at least be considered.