How to ensure your gutter cleaners adhere to safety standards
Gutter cleaning is one of those jobs that needs to be done at least twice a year. But it comes with significant safety concerns due to the heights involved. Falls from even a few feets can cause sprains and breaks. The higher up a fall occurs the more serious the consequences, ranging from multiple fractures and concussions to life-changing, permanent injuries and even death.
No one wants to get hurt, or see anyone hurt, but the fact is many underestimate the danger and choose to take the risk. It’s not worth it. Safety is paramount; for health reasons, financial reasons, and legal reasons.
But what if you hire professional gutter cleaners to do the job? How can you ensure they adhere to important safety standards? Ask them.
- Ask if they are trained in proper gutter cleaning techniques.
- Ask if they have the proper tools to do the job. Occupational Health and Safety Regulations require “workers to use fall protection systems when they could fall from a height of 3 m (10 ft.) or more, or where a fall from a lesser height could result in serious injury.”
- Are they trained in the correct use of fall protection equipment like safety harnesses?
- Is supervision provided for at-risk technicians?
The answers to these questions should help you distinguish between those too irresponsible to do the job and those who are serious about their work. After all, if someone has a careless attitude toward safety, it likely applies to the rest of the job as well.
Hire professional gutter cleaners who value their technicians–and you–by adhering to all applicable safety standards including BC’s Occupational Health and Safety Regulations regarding the use of ladders.
Always Clean Maintenance technicians are trained in proper gutter cleaning techniques, as well as, WorkSafe Fall Safe Protection and the proper use of a safety harness. Contact our office today for a free quote on gutter cleaning for your property.