As a professional plumber, you face many dangers when working such as:
– Constantly working in an environment with a lot of water, it is easy to fall because of slippery.
– Contact with dangerous substances such as biological wastewater, heavy metals, binders.
– Must stand up uncertain places to repair leaking hose and plumbing.
Therefore, before you work, you should pay attention to the safety precautions.
Here are safety tips for plumbers.
1. Protect your feet
Plumbers often have to work in a humid environment, which can easily cause you to fall and be seriously injured. A pair of non-slip work boots will help you avoid dangerous falls.
Also, you should choose boots that are waterproof. Because it will keep your feet dry, comfortable, limiting the risk of blisters or water infections.
2. Protect your eyes
Things like using a drill or hammer can be dangerous to your eyes. In addition, exposure to toxic substances such as biological sewage, asbestos, heavy metals, will likely shoot you in the eye at any time.
Wearing protective glasses when doing so will help plumbers limit the danger.
3. Protect your ears
There is a lot of noise emitted when the plumbers work, in the long term the ear will be affected if not protected.
A recent report shows that up to 48% of plumbers have hearing affected by a noisy work environment.
4. Hand protection
When exposed to sewage, industrial chemicals by hand will be very dangerous, it can expose our hands to mold and other dangers.
Therefore, wearing protective gloves is essential to safety when plumbers work.
5. Protect your lungs
If you are constantly exposed to biological wastewater, dangerous chemicals, then you should wear a mask to avoid breathing in harmful odors.
6. Protect your head
Plumbers often have to work in built environments, so wearing a hard hat to protect their heads is essential to avoid hazards.
7. Use the right tools
Before work, take time to think and prepare the necessary tools for your work. This will help you get the job done in the shortest possible time.
Instead of groping, working all day and still not finished because of a lack of tools or improper use of tools.
8. Wear protective clothing to protect the body
In many places, plumber work in harsh environments, like fixing frozen plumbing, or repairing rooftop plumbing when it’s hot in the summer.
Working in such environments is very vulnerable. Wearing protective clothing is extremely necessary.
Above are 8 safety tips for plumbers that I know. Hope it helps you somewhat.