We often hear of work-related accidents, both light and heavy, and even fatal. The most exposed to occupational accidents are workers working on the construction site: bricklayers, armaments or carpenters who work at heights. The reflective vest is necessary in the working.
When it comes to the safety of employees while performing their duties, it is important to note that it affects not only the employer but also the employee. These obligations are governed by the general provisions of the Labor Code, as well as specific provisions governing health and safety at work.
Employers should provide their employees with protection measures to ensure that their work is safe and does not endanger their health or life. As a result, the employer should provide safety helmets to all construction workers - every worker on the construction site should protect their head against possible impacts by falling objects, impacting the projecting boards or beams and falling.
In addition, safety vests and trousers are an important element - it is best to be reflective clothing, so that every present person on the construction site will be visible by other workers. This clothing should be equipped with practical pockets for storing the necessary tools while allowing for free and unrestricted movement of workers.
Do not skip gloves; protect your hands and shoes from wearing protective clothing. As for shoes, you cannot use other than ankle boots on the construction site. These are specially padded shoes that are additionally fitted with sheeting in the sole to protect the foot from stabbing a nail or other sharp element that could hurt the foot.
In addition to this, an important element of equipping workers who perform their duties at a height is the braces that a person should be "associated" with a stable structure, such as a scaffolding - in case of slipping or tipping balance at height will be protected from falling from a height as he will hang on braces - will not fall into uneven surfaces or other dangerous elements on the site.
Work on height also facilitates a special belt with numerous compartments and pockets for which hammer or nail tools are inserted. Safety goggles are a means of protecting an individual employee, which the employer should not forget. They are made of special material not susceptible to cracks and damage, so even if some element hit it - the glasses will not break and the glass will not hurt the eye.
Employers providing this personal protective equipment with reflective tape comply with their obligations under the legislation, but workers themselves often disregard their use, thereby exposing their health and even their lives to great danger.
They usually start using all the means the employer offers them only when they become eyewitnesses to the accident at work - but then it is too late. Nevertheless, every employee should be aware that failure to observe safety and health at workplace may be the basis for terminating the employment contract.