Five things you need to know about working safely at height

Working at heights poses safety risks, and so people should consciously take safety and protection measures to prevent them from meeting accidents and injuries. Here are five things you need to know when you want to work at height safely.

1. Don’t underestimate the risks.
Always equip yourself with safety equipment when working at heights. You do not have to be standing on really tall buildings before you should even think of safeguarding yourself. In fact, more accidents happen when people are at 2 meters high than when they are at 20 meters and above. Lower heights can make you feel safer so you underestimate safety risks. But don’t let this fool you!
2. Always consider the safety rules and regulations enforced in your country.
Every country or region enforces relevant rules and regulations concerning working at heights. These rules are meant to protect and help you ensure your safety. It is important that you inform yourself of these so that you know firsthand the standards required for any safety equipment that you need to use. There are also international safety practices laid out by some agencies like the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) but more specific regulations are in place in particular countries. Be aware of the safety rules and standards in your country.
3. Choose the right safety equipment.
The work-at-height market is teeming with varied safety equipment. Before you even make a purchase, determine what your situation is like and the nature of your activities. Questions such as: What is the type of work to be done? What type of building do you need to work on? How many people are working at height? These are only some of the factors that need to be considered. It would be even better to seek the advice of experts in this field.
4. Use only approved and certified products.
Accidents and injuries from working at heights bring a lot of inconvenience and losses. You don’t want to be troubled by these so better to get equipment that has been certified and approved by international standards for safety and quality. Look for providers that give full support so you know how to properly clean and store the equipment. After purchasing and using one, be sure to regularly inspect and maintain it to keep it in optimum working condition at all times.
5. Make sure you know how to use your equipment.
Sometimes injuries and accidents happen because people do not really know how to use their safety equipment. There are pieces which they do not know how to fasten or some are installed incorrectly. In order to avoid these mistakes, you have to be correctly educated about the equipment by getting adequate product training from its manufacturers or from training centers. Do not be afraid to ask questions on how to use the product.

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  • The first tip that was offered in this article sounds like a great tip. Oh, I would like to share this with my daughter and talk to her about not underestimating the risks. Mainly because she often gets on the roof with tennis shoes on and it scares me. A couple of height safety training tips like these will probably get her attention.

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  • These tips look to be very helpful for someone who are working at height, Keep sharing more blogs with more updated information.

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  • Very helpful article, High rise & low rise buildings are a valuable asset with unique maintenance requirements that can demand an innovative approach to access, inspect & maintain.

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  • This was a great read! These tips should be considered when work at height, Thanks for sharing an informative blog.

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  • Your advice to figure out what type of equipment you need before you make a purchase is a great idea. If you know exactly what you need, it could ensure you choose things that can do the job correctly. In order to do this, you’d probably want proper training to ensure you have the knowledge to safely work the machines at any height to avoid accidents.

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  • Great safety measures article .It will help many workers like me.

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  • I appreciate that you talked about being aware of the safety rules and standards around you. My neighbor is looking to get some heigh safety equipment for a home project. I’ll be sure to talk to him about working with a professional to make sure he knows the safety rules.

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  • I think what is suggested in this article about using only approved and certified products is a wise thing to do. Also how it suggest to regulatory inspect the equipment is also something that should be done! Thank you so much for giving such good advice about using machines properly and safely. I am thinking about opening a business here soon, and safety for my potential workers is priority. I just need to do what this artical suggests and choose the right safety equipment from a safe provider.

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  • I agree that you should always be equipped with safety equipment. You want to make sure you are always safe when working at heights. You should definitely never underestimate the risks, like you said.

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  • Making sure that you are using is safe before you work at dangerous heights is extremely important. Height safety products are very important to protect you. I wouldn’t have known that more accidents happen at lower heights then higher heights.

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  • Working at Heights SWMS
    March 25, 2019 7:47 am

    These tips look to be very helpful for someone who is working at height, Keep sharing more blogs with more updated information.

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