The Buildworld catalogue of safety equipments offers products from leading brands dedicated to ensuring maximum safety and comfort in the most demanding circumstances.
Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) cannot be ignored by any person present on a live construction site. Considering the scale and multitude of dangers on construction sites, it is not only advisable but mandated by legal frameworks responsible for safety of the people working in the construction industry. Adherence to safety standards, as a response to the threat of punitive damages in fines or resulting in the entire project coming to a standstill, does not measure up to the loss of lives and damage to family members due to lowered safety standards or blaring safety negligence. The dangers of disabling injuries, health risks resulting in illness and death can be avoided by wearing protection gear and using safety equipment.
Something as simple and mundane as dust could prove fatal, not to forget exposure to toxic material such as chemical compounds; the risk of being electrocuted; injuries to the eye in the absence of eye gears, injuries to skin due to burns; and the bones in various parts of our body are always vulnerable to falls.
Gloves feature as a prominent safety gear for handling a wide variety of materials and jobs on a construction site: Rubber Gloves of the heavy duty variety are perfect for dealing with concrete mixtures, while Chemical Resistant Gloves provide protection against chemicals. Leather Gloves specially designed for dealing with sharp objects are heat resistant too; leather also features majorly in Welding Gloves for welding jobs, electrical jobs on the other hand require Insulated Gloves which are usually made of rubber. Moving around without proper foot-wear could invite bruises and injuries which in the long run could be debilitating. Sturdy shoes with either steel-toe cap or composite-toe cap are worth investing in as are anti-fatigue insoles or shoes with non-slip soles that are puncture-resistant to negotiate uneven and hazardous surfaces strewn with sharp objects.
Head injuries are around the corner with heavy objects swinging by or the head comes in contact with some material that has fallen from great height, an accidental trip on an uneven or slippery turf, a person could be forced into an unwanted direction due to mechanical or electrical reasons. The scenarios could be as diverse as possible but the Hard Hat comes to our aid as a panacea against any forceful impact and ensures safety. Welders or those who constantly work on cutting machines endanger their eyes in the absence of Safety Eye-Wear. Direct Vented Goggles prevent dust from reaching our eyes and Indirect Vented Goggles for protection against acid or chemicals. Safety Glasses with Green Tint are invaluable for welding, and Impact Goggles are a great asset for those working on grinding machines. Face Shields are best used in combination with eye wear as they primarily fend off dangerous spatter or splash of harmful liquids and are excellent at keeping dust and other foreign particles away from our face that would cause irritation in general.
Heavy industrial noise levels lead to hearing difficulties is common knowledge and shouldn’t be ignored even if one was going to be exposed to continuous noise from hammering or sawing or grinding activities. Ear muffs and Ear plugs come highly recommended as the best safeguard measure against the relentless wave of noise. The danger of falling is very real and unpredictable on construction sites, which make the use of Safety Harness and the installation of Safety Nets absolutely essential. Particulate respirators or ordinary masks are adept at filtering out dust and fumes while Gas Respirators Masks help filter out harmful chemical gases in the air and allow you a steady flow of clean air. Difficult to breathe environments featuring fumes, dust, and a variety of harmful gas emissions, and the limitations they induce on working capacity is possible to overcome with respiratory protection.
In addition to the above discussed items wearing clothes of inflammable material and clothing that restricts lucid movement are forbidden to prevent accidents.