Just putting out a final reminder that our first Volunteer Quarterly Safety Meeting of 2017 is being held this coming Saturday, February 18th at 7:00am at our main office located at 28059 W. Commercial Ave., Barrington, IL. The main training topic will be on Baker Scaffold and Mini-Perry Scaffold Safety.
Baker scaffolds and mini-Perry scaffolds (mobile workstands) are one of the most common pieces of equipment our employees use when they need to increase their work height. We want to ensure that everyone is aware of how to use this equipment safely, how and when to inspect this equipment, when to use safety rails, etc. Our goal of this training is to prevent injuries/incidents involving baker type scaffolds.
In the meantime, keep safety at the forefront of your mind with each task that you perform. Everyone should be participating in the mandatory 5-minute morning daily safety huddles to help promote everyone performing in a safe manner. Some quick reminders - 100% hard hats, safety glasses & work boots. Check your extension cords and electrical cords daily and remove them from service if defective. Inspect all tools, equipment, scaffold and aerial lifts prior to use and again, remove them from service if they are defective. Face shield and fire extinguishers required for chop saw and partner saw use. Fall protection required for all employees exposed to falls of 6' or more to lower levels. No standing on the top 2 steps of portable A-frame step ladders and can only use in the fully open position with the spreader arms locked. Keep an eye on each other and help keep our I.D.I. family members safe so they can go home each day to their loved ones in the same condition as they arrived.
We look forward to seeing you at our volunteer quarterly safety meeting on 2/18/17.
Should you have any questions related to safety, please discuss with your lead field supervisor, your Superintendent and/or contact our Safety Director, Peter Graham at (847) 417-1689.
Have a Safe Day!
Below are photos of I.D.I. employees that were "Caught Working Safely" while on baker type scaffolds!
|Painter, Joe Bellich - caught using a mini-Perry scaffold with the wheels locked and working at a safe rung level height!|
|Painter, Dennis Johnson was caught working safely on a low height baker scaffold with locked wheels!|
|Acoustic Carpenter, Chris Frankowski was caught working safely on a baker scaffold with locked wheels!|