For most people their working environment is warm, comfortable and safe. Of course there are always safety issues to be aware of, but working in an office is very different to being a contractor working outside in challenging conditions, often at height.
Out here safety policy and procedure must be adhered to. Accidents can be fatal. There’s no margin for error and rules, regulations and policies must be followed and obeyed. There are still far too many accidents at work in the UK and the sad thing is that most of them are entirely preventable.
Improved roof safety is better for business and better for workers. Every kind of safeguard should be fitted for starters. This means things like guard and handrails for example. Features like this help to make the environment safer and more secure. Working up on the roof should only be left to professionals. And even then they need to carry out work carefully in order not to endanger themselves or any colleagues.
Improved height safety is an important goal for all kinds of different organisations. No one wants to expose workers to risks like this unnecessarily. Good practice has its roots in education and awareness. Thorough training is a must, so too risk assessments. These help to identify, plan for and eliminate a whole of hazards. Well trained workers with a thorough knowledge of the environment that they will be working in can reduce accident levels dramatically.
The dangers of working at height should never be underestimated. Accidents in this kind of environment account for a huge percentage of workplace safety incidents. Training programmes, risk assessments and policy reviews can all help to make working at height safer for all concerned. Protecting workers and contractors is a must for every organisation. Falls can kill and each accident prevented represents a major triumph.