Hazard Mitigation – Construction & Re-Roofing

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In the dynamic worlds of construction and re-roofing, safeguarding facilities isn't just a matter ofprotocol—it's a strategic imperative.This blog discusses the significance of hazard management and using different interior protection methods. It's not just about keeping the workers safe; it's also crucial to think about ways to minimize risks and safeguard the people, property, and contents of the facility being worked on.

Types of Hazards

Conducting a thorough site inspection before starting any construction or re-roofing project to identify and understand potential hazards is an important part of the planning process.

Falling Debris

During construction or re-roofing, dirt, debris, materials or tools may accidentally fall, posing a threat to workers and property below.

Airborne Dust

Dust generated during construction can affect air quality, leading to health issues, product contamination and potential damage to sensitive equipment.

Water Leaks

Re-roofing projects may expose the facility to leaks, leading to water damage to equipment, inventory, and structural components.

Tips for Understanding Hazard Mitigation Needs

In addition to performing a comprehensive risk assessment to understand the likelihood and severity of different hazards, it is important to understand the following factors:

  1. Interior Protection – When considering the specific needs of each project and considering the type of work and potential risks involved, it is important to understand the different types of solutions or systems available to mitigate each of the hazards.
  2. Operational Continuity – While Interior Protection Solutions ensure that your facility can continue its operations smoothly and free of hazards, it is important to understand the time required and processes followed during each solution’s installation and eventual removal. Minimizing facility disruption is achievable by scheduling installation and removals during facility downtimes and/or by creating area-specific schedules that allow the specialists to safely maneuver around your staff with the presence of ground spotters.
  3. Importance of Communication – Establishing clear communication channels between the project team and your staff ensures that everyone is aware of potential hazards and the mitigation plan. As the project progresses and new risks may emerge, it is important to have an Interior Protection Specialist in your corner, prioritizing the safety of your staff, facility and its contents.