Higher ambitions for safer work at height in 2017
New Year’s resolutions can be professional as well as personal, and one of the best commitments you can make to yourself and your employees is to put in place safer work at height precautions in 2017.
Edge protection comes in many forms, from permanent guardrails to temporary roof rails and man anchors that tether individuals to a safe point on the roof surface, so there’s a solution for almost every situation.
With integrated safety ladders that connect to your roof rails without leaving a gap, you can ensure safe access all the way from ground level, with no weak points in your edge protection at the top.
Slips and trips on the flat are also a concern, and of course a trip hazard on a rooftop compounds the two dangers into one potentially disastrous scenario.
Installing walkovers on the roof provides a level and well drained surface with good grip and no fragile sections, allowing employees and contractors to safely access roofs with raised pipework, sloping sections or fragile skylights.
Any one of these measures can help you take steps towards safer work at height in 2017, but combining them together enhances your edge protection into a completely safe roof access system.
From ground level via a safety ladder to the roof, with man anchors and guardrails to prevent falls from the edge, and walkovers to designate a safe route across the interior area of the roof, you protect those who need access to the highest part of your property from falling either from or through it to the ground below.
With falls from height still one of the biggest causes of serious injury and fatality, there are few more important measures you can take in the New Year to make sure everyone who has access to your property is protected from harm.