Working At Heights Is Not That Easy!

ShareTweetPin0sharesOne of the most prevalent features of modern architecture is the presence of high rise buildings in numerous cities all over the world. To construct these buildings and many other structures such as overheads and

One of the most prevalent features of modern architecture is the presence of high rise buildings in numerous cities all over the world. To construct these buildings and many other structures such as overheads and flyovers require the laborers to work under extreme conditions: be it at great height, in depths, during the summers and the winters and so on. To ensure that the labour force and all other people working on a project site are safe and sound; you have to train all your team members so that they are able to deal with risks.

Most people are afraid of heights and even have related phobia, so the first thing that an employer needs to do is to ask if any of their workers has this issue, if they do, then it is recommended that you take some other work from them rather them putting them at further risk. But if your employees are not afraid of heights, even then you still have to train them to be safe while working at heights in WA. One way to do so is by guiding them about the safety procedures and how to act in case there is an accident, as it is rightly said that “prevention is better than cure”.

Risk assessment

Each and every project is different and so are the factors that pose as threat and risk. Therefore, each project is to be dealt one at a time. In order to do so, before a project begins, an assessment of the risks is carried out. This allows the team to plan how to go about the construction, which machines are to be used and how to ensure that the entire crew is safe. So if by now you are wondering as to how one can assess the risk even before work is begun.

Well the answer is that you suppose, for instance what type of injuries can one have if they fall from let’s say the ladder, or from the platform, the degree of injury also depends on the height from which you fall. To avoid the fall, you may be required to build work platform that is safe to work on. Another thing to note is that certain people are at a much greater risk than others, and this perhaps is because of the nature of work that people do. This factor can be avoided if work is rightly divided between people with ample work experience as they will be better equipped to face danger.

Many a times, people have difficulty working at height as the structure that supports them is unstable or the scaffolding is faulty.  This can be avoided if attention is given to the support structure as it is as important as the building you let’s say are constructing. While you are assessing the risk at a construction site, you must always record all the data that you collect, so that it can be used in case there is an accident and legal action is required.

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