Most Common Mistakes to Avoid
When working with heights, one must take height safety systems seriously as it can save lives and lessen the risk of a serious injury. Even if it’s just the wrong choice of gears and equipment, it could lead to rooftop accidents you don’t even want to think about. Here are the following height safety mistakes that you should avoid in the process.
Not following the Australian standards
One must oblige to the Australian Standards. The standards are strict and non-negotiable. Hence, a height safety company must exhaust all means to comply with their requirements. The commitment of the employees to the said standards can save their lives and better their quality of services.
A poor height safety system
Designing a height safety system that will determine the safety of the roofer while he’s working is important. It requires vast knowledge and complete understanding of the Australia Standards to do so. The rooftop worker must be safe always when working. However, most common mistakes we see in height safety systems includes incorrect spacing between anchor points of the roof that prohibits the rope from reaching the second anchor point. Some designs have their anchors falling out of the pendulum that will automatically reduce the performance of the roofer.
Some rooftop workers do not also use a mini access ladder. Most of the rooftop sheets are damaged because a worker jumps from one roof into the other, resulting in an unsafe practice and greater risk of serious injury.
Not calculating the risks properly
In every design you make, you prioritize the safety of the rooftop worker above. Aside from that, you need to get rid of all the hazards as much as you can. Prevention system such as guardrails and walkways can help you in decreasing the risks. Measuring the risk of the personnel on the roof can also help you to design a better height safety system.
Using inferior products
When it comes to materials, one must use quality products that can provide stability to protect the worker at all times. Using aluminum that rusts in just a short period of time or an inferior stainless steel that might break any moment is one of the biggest mistakes you make when designing a height safety system.
Good design but incorrect installation
Even if you design the best height safety system, if you fail to install it properly you will most likely fail when you use it. Choose a qualified and highly-skilled installer to do so. In that way, you can rest assured that your rooftop workers are well-protected while they are six feet above the ground.
Now that you know the most common mistakes when it comes to designing and installing a height safety system, make sure to keep these tips in mind. The safety of the rooftop worker above all is the most prioritized when it comes to working with heights.