Why You Need Temporary Fencing in Your Construction Site
Safety is the first thing you should think about when planning your construction site. When these precautions are disregarded, a building site may quickly become hazardous and dangerous. A building site provides a number of risks, leaving us to ponder how we can maintain construction sites safe. When left exposed, open ditches, sharp metal rods, iron sheets, and big logs can injure people and represent a risk to cars and machines. One of the first safety precautions you should take is to erect temporary fencing around a building site, and these can be removed easily after the construction is over.
One of the most important aspects of a construction site is temporary fencing. Consider the following three main reasons for the need for temporary fencing to protect the job site’s integrity:
ALIGNING WITH BUILDING SAFETY REQUIREMENTS
The major rationale for using temporary fences at construction sites is to ensure the safety of construction workers and other staff working on the site. To protect construction workers from accidents and traffic dangers, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued recommendations on the safety requirements for signs, signals, and barriers that should be used at construction sites. Temporary fence standards are included. Temporary fence should be durable, securely secured with the necessary pieces, at least six feet tall, and examined for stability on a regular basis. If you use a temporary fence wrap, windshield, or privacy screen around the fence, you should examine the integrity of the wrap on a regular basis to verify it hasn’t deteriorated due to prolonged exposure to the elements.
Temporary fence serves as a visual cue to the general public that construction is underway. This is important for several reasons: it prevents drivers or pedestrians from entering the construction site; it allows construction workers to perform their work without fear of injuring laypeople; it helps prevent traffic congestion if a motorist approaches the construction site by accident; it provides a safe pathway for construction workers and other service personnel to enter; and it alerts police, fire, and other officials to the presence of construction work.
MAINTAINING THE MATERIALS
The creation of a barrier for building materials is a third key reason to utilize temporary fencing at the construction site. Trash, packing, industrial wrapping, and small pieces of building waste may all escape the work site with temporary fencing. These materials may accumulate or pile up on surrounding roadways, posing a health hazard. The materials might potentially fly into the air, causing motorist distractions or pedestrian harm. If your firm is cited for not controlling the construction site, you might face a hefty fine or perhaps a temporary stoppage.
No matter how big or small your construction is, the need for temporary fencing is ever present. ITF Hire provides unbeatable prices with a very competitive service. They’ve had over 15 years of experience, and all their products are made from high quality materials that meet all Australian Standards, Work Cover, and EPS Regulations. Enquire with them now!
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