Barrier Safety for On-Site Work
Monday, 9 July 2012 | Admin
With all the stormy weather over the past few weeks, it’s no surprise that many of our roads and buildings have suffered slightly. From burst pipes to overflowing drains, if the wet and windy conditions have left your business property in need of repair, you’ll no doubt want to rectify any problems your property has experienced as soon as you possibly can.
From broken roof slates littering the pavement, to collapsed drain pipes, obstructions on site can prove hazardous. If you are aware that an area could potentially cause harm to your employee’s, it is your responsibility to make sure that it is clearly cordoned off. The same way you’d make employee’s aware of a slippery floor, highlighting problems outside of the office building is part and parcel of daily working life.
Ensuring your repairs are safely marked out is an important part of site safety. The last thing you need is someone tripping over an unmarked patch of damaged concrete. As a business owner, you could be held responsible should the employee suffer from injury, potentially costing you hundreds if not thousands of pounds in compensation claims should the case be serious enough to go to court.
Barrier safety is an ideal way to mark out areas that have been damaged so that your employee’s can make their way around your site safely. Clearly highlighting the area to pedestrians and road users alike, safety barriers ensure that if there is a problem on site – your employee’s are aware of it.
Whether you opt for our Titan barrier courtesy board, our Xpanda expanding safety barrier or our workgates complete with reflective strips, you’ll be able to relax knowing that you’ve done all you can do to prevent employer injury until the problem is resolved. Browse our range of safety barriers online today and make sure they’re on hand to combat any issues the bad weather throws up before it’s too late.