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Choosing the Right Safe

choosing the right safe
So instead of getting a safe deposit box at your bank, you decided to buy a home safe. You just go to the store, pick one off the shelf and pay for it. How complicated can it be? Turns out, choosing the safe to bring home is not as simple as getting the groceries.

Not all safes are equal; they have individual specifications such as size and locks. Because of this, you have to ask yourself important questions to determine which one fits your needs. Here are some of them.

What are You Planning to Store in the Safe?

Robinsons Locksmiths recommends that for insurance purposes, you should consider the rating of the safe. If you are going to use your safe for hard-to-replace items such as birth records, passports, photos and other relevant documents, it would be ideal to get a fireproof one;  it is a relatively small cost when you consider the value of the items inside.

Wall safes are perfect for lighter items paperwork while floor safes are for heavier stuff like jewellery and other precious metals.

Where Do You Want It?

Consider the best place in your home to store the safe then measure the doorways and the space you’ll be putting it in; you do not want to bring back that thick piece of metal home only to find out it cannot fit through the door.

Feel free to get a bigger safe than what you require now; you will be more likely to need more space in the future.

How Much are You Willing to Pay?

A simple model is not that costly, but certain upgrades such as new bolting and higher quality steel might add up to your safe’s final cost. The kind of locks in your safe also affects its price; you can choose whether you want a traditional key lock, combination lock, digital lock or the more sophisticated and costly biometric lock. Consider all these specifications before going to the store.

There are valuable and sentimental items we want to keep safe in our home in case of a burglary, fire and other accidents. A home safe can be the practical solution for that.

Ensure Your Safety When You Climb High Places

Safety Demand for communication tower construction is on the rise and so are accidental falls resulting from such endeavor. To prevent these accidents from happening, you need to equip yourself with the right tools and knowledge.

Are you an owner of a tower construction company? Does your job require you to climb up high towers? If you are, then you better ensure you’re properly protected because there are many risks involved in your line of job.

Spurred By Technology

During the past decade, demand for wireless and broadcast communication nearly tripled, spurred by emerging technologies that need such facilities. As a result, the industry witnessed a dramatic increase in tower construction and maintenance. In fact, in an article published by The Mercury News, even the skyscraper construction industry is experiencing vibrant growth because of the tech boom. This also spurred the demand for personnel who are able to handle the tasks required by the job.

A Clear Writing on the Wall

Communication tower construction and maintenance is a high-paying job which is why there’s no shortage of applicants. Unfortunately, many of them have no prior involvement in tower construction and thus, have to learn on the job. While this might be acceptable in some cases, the fatal result of hiring inexperienced is a foregone conclusion. In 2016 alone, statistics reveal that six people have already died due to communication tower falls.

What Causes This?

Although many factors, such as weather condition, may have contributed to such disastrous circumstances, one issue that stands out is lack of training. In the state of Georgia, construction companies always make it a point that their workers undergo sufficient training before exposing them to the actual communication tower construction projects. Many of them undergo training seminars like rigging and pull testing to prepare them for the rigorous tasks ahead, says Consolidated Rigging & Lifting Products, Inc. This is perhaps the reason you won’t see the state of Georgia listed as having suffered a fatality in communication tower construction projects.

Communication tower construction and maintenance is truly a profitable endeavor, both for the owner and workers. However, it’s also true that when the job pays really well, there must be a catch. There are lots of risks involved in this industry and the only way to prevent fatal accidents resulting from such risks is to have adequate preparation. When you’re fully trained, you’re better prepared.

A Safe Workplace Equals a More Productive Workplace: Why Risk Assessment Matters

Safe Workplace

Safe WorkplaceAs an integral part of your business’ safety and health management protocols, you should control or at least minimise potential risks in the workplace. You must assess factors that may put your workforce at risk and then see if you’re taking the necessary steps to prevent them.

What is Risk Assessment?

By law, you must constantly implement risk assessment procedures. It is the identification of practical measures you can take for controlling workplace-related risks. While you’re most probably already implementing similar measures to safeguard your workforce, risk assessment can aid you in deciding whether you really have everything covered or not. Pay close attention to how ill health or accidents can occur and focus on the real risks, which are those that have a higher chance of happening and may result in more harm.

Take, for example, the Take 5 Risk Assessment protocol. Done right, bsprint.com.au says, will make certain that every work activity are given a proper, final inspection to determine and control potential risks that may have been overlooked before beginning the activity. It is crucial however that you only utilise Take 5 risk assessment for complementing your personal risk assessment procedures, and not as a replacement for your more extensive assessments.

Assessing Workplace Risks

First off, you must identify all potential hazards and then decide how these can harm people and which people will be most likely harmed. Next, you should assess all risks and precautionary measures. You should then record all-important findings and review and update your risk assessment findings regularly.

During risk assessment, you must keep in mind that a hazard is something that can potentially cause harm — electricity, chemicals, and working from extreme heights, among others. While a risk is a possibility that someone can be harmed by hazards, along with the indication of how severe a harmful incident can be.

Proper risks assessment will aid in you in determining which particular risks require more detailed precautionary measures. These more specific precautionary measures don’t have to be separately evaluated, but may be considered an extension or part of the overall formal risk assessment.