Posted by Matt Bushey in #YHSafetyTips, Nov 15, 2017
What is a risk assessment and why is it necessary before performing a job? A risk assessment is an evaluation where you list things your assume and things you are uncertain that could happen when a particular job is performed. It is necessary to know if the job is worth the certain costs to ensure that value will be added over the value spent during the installation or work process.
Risk assessment can be positive, provided a safety plan is put into place ahead of time. PPE is a must on the job, and fall arrest systems are required by OSHA when the surface edge is not protected with a guardrail over 6 feet in the air. Do not risk your employees lives - YorkHoist can install these preventative systems today.