Painting and Decorating Services – Health and Safety Tips and Advice
Two young painters are painting the wall in the room

Art work and decorating services are used around the world on a daily basis. They are utilised in residential and commercial properties and often consist of an experienced team of professionals who provide years of knowledge and experience when it comes to measuring, stripping, filling, preping and painting, just to identify a few.

In this service, you are put at risk on a daily basis. Although you may not see the painting and decorating services industry for a risky business, you may be surprised to note exactly how many threats you face each day and what you can do to reduce the risk of harm moving forward for you and your team.

Anyone responsible for a group of painters and painters and decorators and decorators must hold a health and safety certification and know what to do each day to ensure the best safety measures are in place, reducing the risk of injury and ensuring that all people working on site, understand the dangers.

The first thing you need is to understanding the risks involved when it comes to painting and decorating services, determine which of these risks relate to the services you are providing in addition to enabling you to put a risk assessment in place to reduce the unfortunate risk injury or harm to you or any of your team all through the project.

The last thing you want is for one of your team members to injure themselves on the job without adequate training, which could create a00 hefty claim against you. The problem is that many company users don’t realise that in the event of a team member getting harmed on site, you can be held responsible and be forced to settle often the claim accordingly, which could amount to millions.

The risks involved in that industry include falls from heights, electricity exposure, increasing stairs, eye injuries, cuts, losing limbs, falling physical objects and sun exposure, just to name a few. Chances are that part of these never even crossed your mind that they may give hazardous conditions to your team. Other risk involves toxic fumes from paint and equipment use.

The next step upon having been around the project area, identified the potential risks and sucked up a thorough risk assessment is to identify how to reduce the likelihood of injury or worse while working on this one particular undertaking.

There are some things you can ensure your teams understand, such as forking over close attention to detail in everything they do at all times. Your next is to ensure all team members complete their health and personal hygiene courses, providing them with the training they need to ensure the highest higher level of safety when providing painting and decorating services in order to clients throughout the area.

Ensure all team members have ample training when it comes to plant and equipment used. This can can help risk of accidents and ensure that everyone using the equipment knows how to use it in a safe and controlled manner.

In addition to this, you might consider using water based paints rather than the more toxic chemicals. Not only is water based paints much easier to clean with regards to accidental drips and mess, but it also produces less poisonous fumes to inhale. You will also want to take the time to read the real danger warnings on all paint cans before use.

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