It’s the end of one year and the beginning of another. What a great time to renew your safety vows! What do I mean by this? Read on.
This is the time of year when we make resolutions. Well, why not just renew your promise to safety! Why not renew your commitment to 100% tie off? Why not take the time and talk to the ones you care about and tell them how this year you will not miss one day of being safe because you don’t want to miss out on one day with your loved ones. I know that things can still happen, but let’s make sure that it’s not due to stupidity! Let’s make sure that if anything happens that all of you did all that you could to make sure everyone gets home safe and alive.
Now is the time! Vow to be safe! Vow to update the hazard assessments. Vow to inspect the safety gear regularly, daily if possible. Vow to look out for your climbing brothers and sisters out there. Vow to make sure everyone involved in deployment is watched over. If you are a climber, then you have a responsibility not only to yourself to be safe, but to protect those around you. Take the time to swear that you will do all that you can every minute of the day.
Don’t just make this vow to your boss and your workmates. Make this vow to your family! To your mothers, fathers, wives, husbands, and children. Make this vow to the ones who really need you.
Remember that this is up to you. Lip service is one thing, commitment is another. Real commitment. Can you do that? I know you can, the real question is will you commit to it? Then, if you commit, will you live it. One thing that will help is to preach safety. Preach it to your workmates and to everyone around you. Then, you need to practice what you preach because if you don’t you will look like a hypocrite. So if someone points something out that you know you are doing wrong to save time, don’t make excuses, correct it.
This would be a good time to plan out the rescue training for you and your workmates. It’s a good time to plan to do all that you can to be safe and be prepared!
Do you understand what I am saying, live the creed. If not for your sake or your workmates sake, then think of your family.
If you won’t do this, then maybe it’s time you change professions. Maybe it’s time you left the climbing industry.
Hold yourself to a higher standard!
Be smart, be safe, and pay attention!
Go to my products page and look for something you may need. If you are starting out I have an eBook or Audiobook, Tower Climbing: An Introduction for you. If you work at tower sites I have the Field Worker’s Aid for Tower Site Work. If you want to make understand the SOW and how it can help you get paid or at least take the customer to court go ahead and order my SOW Training files. Maybe you want to look over the free SOW Overview first. Go ahead and share the information! Let others know.
What safety vows do you make each year?
Be smart, be safe, pay attention, and follow your plan!
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