What should you wear to visit your under construction site?
What is PPE?
PPE stands for Personal Protective Equipment. It encompasses the clothing and items one wears to stay safe in certain areas or while performing potentially hazardous activities. Wearing these items can prevent injury and/or illness, if used properly.
All of our job sites are safe sites requiring the proper PPE for entrance. Required PPE includes, but is not limited to: hard hat, high visibility vest, eye protection, gloves, and work boots. Some sites may require additional protection depending on the type of work going on at specific times (i.e. fall protection/personal fall arrest systems when workers are required to work in an area that has a potential fall hazard of 6 feet or higher). Our subcontractors and partners are required to meet this standard by providing their own PPE.
What should you wear to the jobsite?
As an owner, you may be wondering, what do I need to wear to stay safe while my building is under construction? As our client, you can expect us to provide you with a hard hat, high visibility vest, and eye protection for your use while on site. For your own safety and the safety of others, we would advise you to schedule a time for your walk-through with our on-site superintendent. Our superintendent is the first to arrive everyday and the last one to leave, they know the in’s and out’s of the entire project and will make sure you are able to see everything you’d like without injury.
For your site tour, please wear comfortable clothing such as jeans and a jacket. Flowy clothing items may pose a hazard and should be avoided, if possible. Please ensure to wear closed-toe shoes, work boots are highly recommended.
What will happen if you don’t wear the proper PPE?
You’re putting yourself, your company and ours at risk. If we see you on a jobsite without the proper PPE, you will be asked to leave or will be given the proper PPE by our superintendent. Safety is our top priority.
Have questions about safety, or how we’ll plan to keep your upcoming project site safe? Reach out via our contact page or give us a call 913.962.5888. We’d love to help!