Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Safety tip-Wear that hard hat

Safety tip-Wear that hard hat

In today’s residential construction industry safety is more important than it has ever been before. The simple practises of working safe are the ones that keep people the safest and allow them to do their jobs without the fear of being hurt. One of the simplest ways to make sure that workers are proceeding in a safe manner is to ensure that they wear a hard hat.

In residential construction hard hats have not been the biggest safety issue over the last couple of decades, hard hats have always been more prevalent in commercial construction where the project is bigger, government supervision is stricture and there are more workers on the actual site.

Residential construction with its smaller work sites, less workers and less overall government supervision have never in the past had it enforced. Today’s residential construction sites are different, today because of new labour laws, ministry enforcement and insurance employers are more apt to make their employee’s wear hard hats.

One of the worst injuries a person can suffer is a head injury; a simple but strong blow to the head can have life altering consciences. A hard hat can reduce the chance of that happening, but it can only do it if you are wearing a hard hat.

In construction sites there are always workers working at heights and other workers walking or working in the area below them. Falling tools or material does a lot more damage to a person’s head if there isn’t a hard hat involved.

Weather conditions can have an effect on falling tools and materials, sudden strong gusts of wind can blow materials or tools off elevated work platforms onto workers below. In construction you can never control the uncontrollable; you can never control the weather.

Protect your head and the head of your fellow workers, wear that hard hat.

Rob Abbott
Operations Manager

Village Builders Inc.

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