SITE PREPARATION

Set up a safety and cleanup area

Set up a safety and cleanup area outside the home that includes:

  • First aid kit

  • Fire extinguisher

  • Cleanup buckets

  • Eye wash station

  • List of emergency phone numbers

  • Drinking water

Use the cleanup area as a place to wash up before taking a break. In hot weather, take breaks every hour to avoid dehydration and heat exhaustion. Have bottled water on-site and drink it regularly. Use the area to treat minor accidents, such as cuts and punctures.

Put on your personal protection equipment (PPE)

Put on your personal protective equipment – PPE (coveralls, boots, gloves, respirators, eye protection and head protection). Have partners, if possible, help you in and out of your coveralls and help you adjust your respirators. Check to make sure the respirator is working. Cover the with your hands and at- tempt to inhale; the respirator is working if no air enters. Keep all of your PPE on when in the home.

CLEANUP STATION

  • pump soap

  • water eye

  • wash station drinking water dirty rinsewater empty bucket first aid kit emergency phone numbers wet hand wipes pump sprayer to rinse off hands into empty bucket with clean water paper towels

pump soap soap water eye wash station drinking water dirty rinsewater empty bucket first aid kit emergency phone numbers wet hand wipes pump sprayer to rinse off hands into empty bucket with clean water paper towels

Source : Manoj Nair

Manoj Nair has been a journalist for nearly 15 years, working for several leading Indian publications The Economic Times, Outlook and Hindustan Times. He is also a guest lecturer at University Arts London and is currently working on the history of Indian rock music to be published by Harper Collins in 2019. He lives and works in Kochi.