At this time of the year, we need to take extra time every morning to make sure not only our direction of travel is safe but also our ladders. Slips and trips can cause minor or severe injuries depending on the type of work being done. Remember, falls continue to be the leading of deaths and injuries in our industry.
Here are a few safety tips in order to prevent slips, trips & falls.
- Execute the JSA Process. Its not the form that keeps you safe, its the process. Plan ahead, inspect your areas and equipment first thing every morning and make sure they are free of wet and icy conditions.
- Communicate with your supervisor or PLS in order to come up with corrective measures if your having trouble coming up with the way to eliminate or control the hazard.
- Follow all safety rules in place such as, 100% tie off while working off heights or walking on gritted surfaces.
- Try not to carry too much you need to leave your hands and arms free to better balance yourself. Carrying heavy items can challenge your sense of balance.
Use the correct type of PPE. Slip resistant boots are extremely important
We appreciate all of you for working SAFE and being a leader out in the field. Remember, at PLS we not only want you to be thinking about Safety while you are at work but also want you to BRING IT HOME!!