The hazards of demolition work can be controlled and eliminated with the proper planning, the right personal protective equipment, necessary training, and compliance with OSHA standards. To avoid injuries and an unsafe work environment, it’s important to follow strict procedures and protocols.
Temporary fencing is an alternative to its permanent counterpart when a fence is required. It is a must have when doing an exterior demolition! We use temporary fencing to secure the job site, making sure no one enters and avoid debris from leaving the site. The first rule of demolition is safety first!
Personal Protective Equipment
There are 4 types of personal protective equipment (PPE)
- Respiratory protection – face masks, etc.
- Eye protection – goggles, shields, visors.
- Hearing protection – ear muffs and plugs.
- Hand protection – gloves
The other main important piece of safety equipment aside from Safety Glasses, Ear Plugs, Safety Masks and Gloves is hard hats. Hard hats must be worn on job sites at all times! The head must always stay protected from falling debris or unexpected mishaps.
Work boots must be worn to enter a demolition job site. These boots have a steel toe which protects the feet in case anything falls. The bottom of these shoes are usually composed of strong material that can withstand nails and other sharp objects that can be stepped on at any time. Work boots and long pants to protect the legs are extremely important to stay safe and abide by OSHA standards.
Construction Work Shirts
As you notice from all of our pictures, our company work shirts have long sleeves and built in sun protection. The long sleeves protect our demolition workers arms from debris and sun exposure. Never underestimate the damage the sun can do when working outside all day! Florida sun is very dangerous, so sunscreen and work shirts are required!
Demolition work can be very dangerous if not done correctly. Without taking the necessary measures to ensure a safe staff, you can end up with many problems. The most important part to completing a demolition job is making sure everyone is safe! The Demo Boyzz always take all necessary safety precautions and ensure your job is completed on budget, on time and safely.