Stay Safe During Renovations

Steps To Keep Yourself Safe During Your Home Renovation

When you plan a construction project at your home or business, you must think about how to stay safe during renovations. You have saved and planned, and now it is time to implement your home renovation project. Have you thought about how you will keep yourself and everyone else on the construction site safe? Here are some things to consider:

  1. Create a Risk Management System

Create a risk management system before the project. Risk management is the process of evaluating and implementing procedures to reduce the impact of risks in construction projects. If you look for possible hazards within the construction site in advance, then there is ample time to set up the proper precautions. A major step that many forget to do is knowing where gas lines, water lines, electrical lines and load-bearing walls are. Drilling into one of these could be dangerous and costly to replace.

  1. Protect the Construction Site

Protecting interior spaces from the dust and debris created by construction is vital in maintaining the safety of an area. Close air vents and set up fans blowing out a window. Dust and other debris in the air can contribute to poor indoor air quality and serious health issues.

  1. Take Care With The Ladder

The golden rule for using a ladder is the 4-to-1 rule. So, for every four feet of ladder, the bottom part should be one foot away from the wall it is leaning against. Always have someone to spot you on the ladder, and don’t go higher than the third step from the top.

  1. Wear the Home Renovation Dress Code

Protect yourself from injury on a construction site by choosing the right wardrobe. Follow these dress-code tips for construction workers to stay safe on the job:

Clothing: Wear highly visible long sleeve shirts, and long pants that are free from rips and holes.

Footwear: Do not wear open-toed shoes. Sturdy, non-slip work boots are best to protect your feet from falling objects or stepping on sharp objects like nails.

Accessories: Avoid any kind of dangling jewelry, like earrings, necklaces, and bracelets. Always wear safety glasses, a mask, ear protection, gloves, and a hardhat when in the construction area.

For more information on home renovations, give Randy J. Smith Construction & Roofing a call at (419) 732-2388. We are happy to discuss more on how to stay safe during renovations.