Safety on the job is nothing to take lightly. Sure you might save a few dollars by skimping a bit but if a worker accidentally slips or falls, becomes injured or loses his or her life there is no price tag big enough to cover those consequences.
According to OSHA, “Fall protection must be provided at four feet in general industry.”
Workers may not realize the true danger of fall hazards. That’s because a four-foot high platform doesn’t seem like that big of a deal but think about it this way. If you’re six feet tall and standing on a four-foot high platform, your fall will be from a height of ten feet and that could cause serious injuries.
In addition, a flatbed’s load can have uneven or unsteady walking surfaces. If a worker has to climb on top of a loaded trailer to spread a protective tarp there could be serious consequences. So be proactive and have safety processes in place for flatbed fall prevention. Sam Carbis Solutions Group, LLC specializes in fall prevention equipment and even has an on-time guarantee. If you need it faster, there’s our rapid response service so you can be up and running safely in less time.