Safety In Building


Safe Building Is Good Building

The licensed and insured subcontractors that you hire to help build your house are responsible for safe operations of their own equipment and for safe labor practices of their own employees.

That doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t do what you can to promote building site safety. 

Beside insurance, there are some things I do to minimize the potential for accidents, and you should too.

Keep A Clean Building Site

Insist that your subs clean up after themselves at the end of the day.

All scrap materials should be placed in a dumpster.

Materials still to be used should be neatly stacked out of the way.

Excess, unused materials should be returned to the supplier promptly.

 

Railings


Two-story houses should have temporary railing on second floor landings, and anywhere there is the potential to fall more than a couple of steps.

 

No railings on second floor landing, an accident waiting to happen

 

Have your framer use scrap lumber to build temporary railings.  Don’t even think about going a day without it. 

Temporary railings

 

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