Training and certifications for concrete work are extremely important. Every time a worker goes onto a site, even when they aren’t operating any machinery, they must know what to do to avoid getting hurt and to prevent injuries to anyone else working beside them. Here are some ways to drill through concrete and do it safely.
Wear Protective Clothing
In any professional setting, wearing the right clothing is essential. Concrete workers should have their uniforms indicating what their role is, along with any protective gear, such as steel-toed boots and hard hats, that can help protect them against debris and falling tools on the job. Denim jeans, long-sleeve shirts, goggles, and face masks are also essential. Don’t forget about gloves to cover your hands, either – these are useful in the cold and for protecting your hands against sparks from the drill or from bits of concrete and rock that can cut your hands if you are not careful enough to take the proper precautions.
Have Someone with You
Never go onto a job site alone. Active or not, construction sites and demolition zones are still dangerous. Going it alone may suffice in other situations, but not in this one. Have someone with you whenever you enter the site. It doesn’t matter if it’s road work, during the day, or at night after work has finished for the time being.
Stay Clear of Active Equipment
Debris is a considerable problem whenever concrete work is going on. Drilling through concrete can be a particularly messy job. Watch out for bits of concrete, ice, rock, brick, sparks, and even drops of water. All of these substances can be hazardous under the right conditions. The heat generated from the equipment can also be dangerous. Watch your step when trying to navigate around automated machinery. If any tools are left running while unattended, be sure to report it to a coworker or a supervisor.
Request Professional Assistance
Lastly, it doesn’t hurt to request professional assistance. Working with contractors who know the right techniques for sawing, cutting, wiring, or drilling through concrete can help speed up the entire process. It can also help prevent injuries, stop accidents, and reduce the chances of any miscommunications that could end in disaster.
Prioritize Employee Safety with G&M Services
G&M Services is proud of our employees and the dedication they have for safety in the workplace. We reward our employees for displaying positive safety practices. We incorporate weekly and monthly discussions and meeting to ensure that all involved are aware of how to handle equipment and potential situations that could occur during a project.
G&M Services offers services in the way of concrete drilling and sawing, concrete scanning, and FireStop. To get started with us, call today at 410-787-8828 or visit our contact page. Follow the official company page today on Google+, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.