Framing contractors invest their expertise, time, and energy to construct frames that can successfully support buildings and stand the test of time. However, those who own a framing contractor business need to be aware of challenges that can arise from risks such as property damage, equipment breakdowns, and environmental factors.
Therefore, it’s important for a framing contractor to assess their exposures and avoid gaps in their risk management programs. Take a look at some of the risk categories and their considerations that framing contractors should always keep in mind while working:
- If there is a woodshop on-site, is there an adequate dust collection system in place?
- Is there an effective program in place to minimize dust buildup and safely remove dust as needed?
- Are flammable building materials stored appropriately and away from ignition sources?
Premises – Job Site
- Are visitors required to wear the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) including hard hats, shoes, and vests when touring the job site?
- Are pedestrians near worksites protected from falling objects?
- Are traffic plans established for moving equipment?
- Are all building materials inspected prior to installation?
- Are building materials Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) fire or wind-uplift pressure-resistant?
- Is there a quality management program in place?
- Is there an inspection program in place for fall protection equipment?
- Is there an eyewash station available?
- Are employees trained on tool safety?
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Assessing your exposures and taking the appropriate precautions can go a long way toward protecting your business. Download our “Loss Control Questionnaire: Framing Contractors” guide for an in-depth list of more ways to minimize gaps in your risk management: