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The personal protective equipment (PPE) consists of a safety harness and an attached lanyard that connects the workers to a series of anchor points. This gear prevents field employees from hitting the ground should they fall.
However, fall arrest systems are designed to prevent serious injuries or death. Users can still suffer minor injuries, especially if they collide with other objects on the way down.
Again, construction crews don’t have to wear fall protection equipment when using the QLYFT building system.
This process is easier on one’s body, resulting in lower turnover rates among tenured employees.
3) Construction crews can focus on building higher-quality pole barns.
Since carpenters don’t have to wear or worry about connecting lifelines from one anchor point to the next, they can focus on building higher-quality pole barns.
Field employees install flashing, gutters, and overhangs at waist-level like never before. This construction method reduces the likelihood of damage and repairs.
Not to mention, customers can inspect their metal roofs, gutters, and trusses. This level of transparency isn’t available with standard post-frame construction due to building height and safety concerns.
Moreover, it’s easier for workers to keep the trusses and walls straight, reducing racking and twisting the building materials. These components are plumbed and squared at 39’’ above the finished floor instead of 16’ and higher.
Improved construction crew safety paired with a higher-quality post-frame building is a win-win for all parties involved.
Every organization must establish and follow OSHA’s Hierarchy of Controls. These processes help employers identify, prevent, and control hazards in the workplace; thus, providing workers with safe and healthful working conditions.
The Hierarchy of Controls is as follows:
Elimination: Physically removes the hazard.
Substitution: Replaces the hazard.
Engineering Controls: Isolate people from the hazard.
Administrative Controls: Change the way people work.
PPE: Protect the workers with personal protective equipment.
Controls at the top of the hierarchy are more effective and protective than those at the bottom.
The QLYFT building system is an engineering control that eliminated the need for field employees to be exposed to heights of 6’ or higher.
Building pole barns on the ground, surrounded by safety nets, remove fall hazards before workers come into contact with them. In contrast, fall protection equipment requires significant effort by users while the threat remains.
Making these changes to post-frame construction has substantially reduced the risk of illness or injury on the job site.
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The QLYFT building system is another one of our innovations that not only allows us to offer high-quality pole barns but provide a safer environment for the people who build them.
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