jump to last post 1-4 of 4 discussions (4 posts)

Which safety steps are most important for the people who working at heights?

  1. nicolaroberts profile image57
    nicolarobertsposted 6 years ago

    Which safety steps are most important for the people who working at heights?

    Which safety steps are most important for the people who working at heights?

  2. VictorG profile image61
    VictorGposted 6 years ago

    It kind of depends on the height, work being done, and local/federal regulations.

    For example if you were working on a roof that is not very high, you would take much different precautions than if you were cleaning windows on a skyscraper. On the roof, it would probably be sufficient to ensure that the ladder is well placed and that, depending on the pitch of the roof, roof jacks are used. However, when cleaning windows on a skyscraper, you would need to be tied in, using ropes and harnesses.

    Federal and local regulations will also play a role, at least in the United States, where there are a number of cases where rope and harness will be required for commercial settings.

  3. eugbug profile image99
    eugbugposted 6 years ago

    Safety clothing should be worn especially non slip safety footwear and helmets.
    Proper setup of ladders and scaffolding is critical. When walking on tiled roofs, it is necessary to understand how to walk properly on the tiles to avoid slipping and tile damage.

    You can read about this in my hub here:

    http://eugbug.hubpages.com/hub/Working- … t-a-Height

  4. profile image52
    Nadia Eggertposted 4 years ago

    A risk assessment should be carried out before any work at height is undertaken. The assessment should highlight the measures that must be taken to ensure people are not at risk of falling from height. Consider the type of equipment to be used, much of which needs to handled by a competent person:

       1.  Ladders – which are only acceptable for access or work of short duration and must be appropriate and of an appropriate grade for the intended use.
       
    2. Access equipment
       
    3.Mobile elevated platforms
       
    4. Scaffold towers

    Thanks to the AGB Scaffolding Services Ltd for giving knowledge about working at heights.

 
working