Preventing Top 4 Risks Of Working At Heights

Preventing Top 4 Risks Of Working At Heights

The 21stcentury has brought high-quality equipment for all types of work, which needs to be performed at heights. However, numerous risks still exist. No matter which machines your company hires for its purposes, it’s important to give employees proper training.

It’s possible to avoid numerous risks just by being prepared. Let’s discuss the top 4 dangers of working at heights and ways to prevent them.

  • Trips And Falls

Window washers, painters, and construction workers are often exposed to the conditions of uneven terrain, unused materials, and buildings at different stages of construction completion. If the worker is distracted, all of the above can cause serious injuries. The leading cause of trips and falls at all high-rise objects is the lack of fall protection. Employers and managers must provide all workers with proper fall protection systems. Even the best equipment with high guardrails can’t protect a worker from falling. Personal fall arrest systems are a “must have” for all employees.

  • Electrocutions

Working at construction sites often exposes people to unprotected wiring, power lines, and damaged electrical systems. Even though the chance of being electrocuted is small due to proper markings, the lack of attention may lead to fatal outcomes.

The simple way to protect a worker is to hand out hard hats. Head protection can save the worker from flying objects as well as from accidently touching the unprotected wiring. Hard hats must be inspected before each use and replaced immediately if damaged.

  • Falling And Flying Objects

Many injuries occur due to falling tools or construction materials. All workers must be equipped with hard hats and personal fall arrest systems in order to keep the damage to a minimum. Some teams use a safety monitoring system, which involves a person identifying the hazards and warning the team members of potentially dangerous spots.

Each construction site should have a protection plan where all the hazardous zones are marked. It will restrict access to the places, where only specially trained people should be working.

  • Getting Trapped

When working on a construction site, employees are at a danger of being caught between dangerous objects. It could be construction materials and equipment, machinery, collapsing beams, and more.

The only way to prevent this danger is to check all the servicing equipment and familiarize the workers with possible hazards of the site. Workers should learn to keep their focus at all times since the lack of attention can lead to injuries.

Alpha Platforms is the pioneer in operated boom lift rentals and height access service in the 150-300-ft range. Our precise German-made lifts have become the favorite height access method for those who try them once, as they combine unmatched productivity, safety, and reach.


Boom lift Alpha Platforms Working at Heights When It’s Windy
Working at Heights When It’s Windy
The fall brings rains and winds. The wind is one of the most dangerous weather elements that can put workers at heights at risk. What can you do to reduce that risk?
How To Prevent Objects Dropping When Working At Heights
How To Prevent Objects Dropping When Working At Heights
Aerial lifts have significantly improved the security of workers and the jobs at heights. However, they haven’t done anything to prevent one of the most common hazards for construction, fruit picking, and façade cleaning sites.
Preventing Falls Through Skylights
Preventing Falls Through Skylights
Skylights are among the most dangerous obstacles workers at heights face. Roof service companies must train employees on how to avoid hidden dangers of skylights and provide appropriate safety equipment to prevent accidents.
Hazards When Working At Heights In The Summer
Hazards When Working At Heights In The Summer
Height access projects are in high demand during the summer. The majority of façade repair works, window cleaning and painting tasks are best when done in hot and dry weather conditions.
We hope you enjoy reading this blog post. Talk to us about your height access challenges now
Thank you!
We received
your request
Our Team will be in touch
as soon as possible