Construction equipment is designed to be as safe as possible but when injuries occur it is often because of equipment malfunction. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) the most common injury causing accidents on construction sites are falls from heights, trench collapse, the failure to use protective equipment, and electrical shock particularly the design and protection of wiring methods. The most likely equipment to cause injuries are things like scaffolds, ladders, and lack of electrical foresight. Whether it is because of a budget cut, safety oversight or just lack of planning, when you leave things like construction equipment to chance, employees and business suffer tremendously.
While you can reinforce an employee to make sure they don’t fall and regularly check your equipment to make sure it is functioning properly, what can be done about electrical safety on construction sites? OSHA recommends to “protect flexible cords and cables from damage” and that “sharp corners and projections should be avoided.” For many construction sites, something as small as a few misplaced wires hardly turns a head but there are various scenarios in which unprotected wiring can pose major risk to both equipment and employees.
Lots of construction sites employ the old “coverboard” idea when it comes to protecting their wiring. However, a piling of wood boards laid atop a pile of wires does not a safety measure make. While you may be wearing gloves and rubber soles to protect from electrocution, when you leave wiring unprotected, you risk damage to the wires, cable and hoses. While that may seem insignificant to some, these parts connect to larger equipment. When a piece is broken or damaged, the larger part cannot work to it’s maximum potential. So employees have to work harder and run the risk of electrical shock or bodily damage trying to fix a problem that can be easily solved with industrial building ramps from Brahman Systems.
When you use the steel-reinforced ramps made by Brahman Systems, you can be reassured that your wires, hoses and cables are protected from industrial vehicles and other hazards on the site. They are tested numerous times and can withstand 125,000 pounds of pressure, so don’t worry about your bulldozers and trucks, these ramps can handle it. No more throwing wires around and having hanging cables all over your site. Instead, you can have them all safely placed in one area and then work around them. What could be easier? Think about the amount of job site risk you are decreasing along with a safer, better work experience on your construction site with Brahman Systems protecting you.