Walking and Working Surfaces
Category: Toolbox Talks
Some examples of walking and working surfaces include: Stairways, ladders, floors, ramps, aisle ways, platforms, and roofs.
Things you can do to help prevent the chances of a slip, trip, or fall are:
1.Pay attention. Do not walk and talk on your cell phone or carry objects that may restrict your ability to see hazards in your path.
2.Use caution when walking on surfaces that may be slippery due to weather conditions or wet floors. Wear proper footwear that has good traction.
3.Avoid placing items in the path of walk ways such as cords or boxes to prevent a trip hazard.
4.Properly mark and barricade open holes or any other possible surface hazards, do not walk on surfaces marked ‘OPEN HOLE’.
5.Use hand rails when ascending or descending stairs, report snow or ice accumulation on stairways and sidewalks.