It deems fit that you employ ardency and exercise due diligence so as to keep your employees who are working and walking on the rooftop free from falls and injuries. Today, majority of the project managers are protecting the rooftop edges by guard railing them and this is beneficial as it helps combat falls and injuries. However, there are instances where employees or people working and walking on the rooftop tends to fall due to other neglected segments on the rooftop. There is therefore need for you as a project manager to concentrate on these areas keenly. This article pinpoints the areas on the rooftop that needs your attention and that needs rooftop guardrails as well.
First and foremost, there is need for you to concentrate on the ladder and its access point. In most cases, many rooftop falls are not from the rooftop but from the rooftop access points. Therefore, ensure to focus your concentration on the ladder and the access point ensuring that its appropriately secured. As much as you need to keep the ladder and the access point safe, you should ensure to have your employees trained on how to effectively and safely use the ladder and access the rooftop. Where you have positioned the right rooftop guardrails on the access point and the employees know how to safely use the ladder and access the rooftop, you are prone to record tremendous success.
The hatchway on the rooftop should be protected as well. This is normally an opening on the rooftop and many people know it as the skylight. With an ongoing rooftop project, you should consider keeping the skylight railed. Today, there are many people who have been injured due to falls through the skylights. Therefore, ensure to examine the available guardrail systems and determine the one that works best for the hatchway. Additionally, you will have to train your employees on how to use the skylight access point.
There will always be holes on the rooftop that are created during the project as well as other construction materials. The construction materials might include cables or even pipes. Employees are prone to trip whenever they step on the cables or the pipes and this cause falls and injuries. The same case applies to the holes available on the rooftop as they can be the reason why employees get injured.
Finally, ensure to concentrate on the uneven heights on the rooftop. There are instances where you will find your rooftop having different heights. Therefore, ensure to have guard rails positioned so as to have the employees working on the rooftop realize that the levels are uneven. It is where the guardrails are in position that absent minded employees walking on the rooftop get prevented from proceeding to the uneven heights of the rooftop.