Construction Site Security: The Dangers of Falling Objects

Construction Site Security

Construction Site Security

Construction sites are very dangerous and a minor mistake can lead to major injuries to pedestrians and construction workers. The injured persons can sue the construction company, thus leading to lengthy, expensive lawsuits. It is the responsibility of a construction company to keep the construction site safe, otherwise they are exposed to claims of negligence.

It is the duty of the construction company to use barricades to limit access to the site. Pedestrians should keep a safe distance from construction sites to prevent injuries. It is the duty of the construction company to post warning signs to all access points in the site. It should also ensure that all workers at the sites have protective gear such as face shields and hard hats.

The construction company should ensure that the site is closed at night, inspect construction equipment properly, train workers on the safe use of equipment and machinery, secure materials on cords and hooks properly and ensure that it uses safety devices to prevent falling debris and objects such as tool guards, brace structures, catch platforms and debris nets. (more…)

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Keeping Your Family Safe with Pool Fencing

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Keeping Your Family Safe with Pool Fencing

 Pool FencingIf you enjoy the use of a back yard pool, or if anyone in your family does so, it would be a good idea to take a few moments to look at the safety set up of the pools you use. This inspection is particularly critical if there are young children in the immediate family, or  in the extended family that visits occasionally, or even in the neighborhood. (more…)

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On the Fence about Fencing?

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On the Fence about Fencing?

FencingIf you are on the fence about whether to install a new fence or update an old one, perhaps it is time to consider the many benefits of a classy and updated new fence for your home and property.

Fencing can provide security and privacy as well as beautifying your property. With multiple materials from which to choose, there is no home that can’t be matched to the right fence, and no homeowner that can’t be matched to the fencing option that best suits their needs.

Classic choices of fencing include wooden picket or privacy fences and ornamental metal fences. Even within those categories, a homeowner can choose from many styles of fence, many colors, and many finishes. (more…)

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Why You Should Consider Installing a Security Gate

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Why You Should Consider Installing a Security Gate

Any homeowner you come across is always going to be concerned about security. Home security is essential and can do wonders for you in the long run. Regardless of what other people may be telling you, a security gate can come in very handy. But it begs the question, why install a security gate anyway when you have other features like alarm systems to keep you and your home safe?

Here are a few reasons why:

Enhanced Security

One of the primary benefits of installing a security gate is of course the security. Such a gate will keep intruders out where they belong, all the while keeping you and your family safe inside. Moreover, such gates are constructed using a variety of materials, you can always opt for a steel gate instead, simply because they are impenetrable, thus making the task of breaking in harder than it already was.  What is even more interesting is that since these gates are sturdy and stable, you can consider installing CCTV cameras as well. (more…)

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Security Fencing: What’s Best for Your Property?

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Security Fencing: What’s Best for Your Property?

Regardless of the type and size of your property, security fencing is really important as it does more than serve its purpose. What is really interesting about it is that you have plenty of different types of fences to choose from. Essentially, you can always find one that best fits your purpose while enhancing the overall appeal of your property.

The benefits are plenty, here are to name a few:

A Cost Effective Solution

If you choose to have a mesh fence installed, you will come to realize it is far more effective than any other option you already had in mind. It is true that you have other alternatives to choose from, but none come close the security that fencing has to offer. You will be able to overcome any and almost all security concerns without going over budget.

Why pay for expensive security solutions when you can opt for a cost effective solution such as metal fencing. Additionally, a well laid fence should define and establish the boundary of your property. Since these fences are tested to the limit, they last for longer and are cost effective in the long run. (more…)

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The Sky is the Limit: Creative Home Fence Ideas

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Creative Home Fence Ideas

When it comes to selecting a fence for your home, you do not have to stick with the hum-drum, typical options. There are a number of creative ideas that will allow you to spice up your space and let a little of your unique style and personality shine through.

Iron or Metal Fencing

Creating fences from iron and metal is not considered an art form. You can have any design or style created, to ensure that it meets your needs. If you are into scrolls or unique swirls, it can be created. While custom iron work will cost quite a bit compared to other options, it is definitely a unique and durable way to protect your yard and space. (more…)

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The Importance of Security Fencing for Sports Fields

Importance of Security Fencing for Sports Fields

Security FencingHave you ever been to a baseball or softball field? If so, you know that some kids, and adults, have a tendency to hit balls hard and high and without the right fence size and type, it may wind up in disaster for the ball park or other liable parties. However, security fencing is also necessary for soccer, football and any other type of sport where someone may be injured due to the players or game being played.

In most cases, the fencing needs to be tall enough to protect anyone standing around from flying sports equipment. The fact is that if an injury does occur, it can result in a lawsuit to the sports association or in some cases even the person who was responsible. (more…)

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What Type of Fence is Best for Dog Containment?

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Type of Fence is Best for Dog Containment?

In the 1950s and 60s, pet owners did not think about containing their four-legged friends. Dogs socialized, loved children and it was no big deal to see your neighbor’s dog in your yard. However, times have changed, and so has what is considered proper canine care. This includes the need for proper dog containment.

One of the biggest challenges that dog owners face is finding a fence that is actually affordable for their pets. Unless the house you live in already has an adequate fencing system, this can be quite a large investment. This means that you need to consider the options carefully.

If you simply need to install a fence that will prevent your pooch from roaming, then chain link will be adequate. However, if you also want to install a fence that will protect your dog from any unwanted attention from humans, dogs or other animals, then you may need something more.

The fact is that no matter the type of fence that you have, it is important that it fulfills the responsibility of keeping your dog contained. This generally means a fence that is at least six foot high, to ensure that climbers and jumpers will not be able to get over. (more…)

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Swimming Pool Safety: Installing a Fence

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Swimming Pool Safety: Installing a Fence

There is no question that there is nothing quite more appealing on a hot summer day than taking a nice, cool dip in the pool. However, if you have not installed a child-proof fence, this can lead to serious trouble. Putting a fence up around your pool is a smart move and will prevent children from being able to get to the pool unsupervised. In fact, there are many areas that require this by law. However, do you know what type of fence is best suited for this?

While there are no standard requirements regarding the fence you put up around your swimming pool, there are some guidelines that you can use to ensure that your fence meets the local guidelines and terms and that it will keep your kids safe.

Generally speaking, you should follow these guidelines when constructing the fence around your swimming pool:

  • The Height: A fence that is four feet, or taller.
  • Structure: It needs to be impossible for a child to climb.
  • Type: A permanent type of fencing is the right option due to the durability it offers.
  • Gate: Select a gate that opens outward, away from the actual pool and one that is self-latching and self-closing.


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Have You Ever Considered a Vinyl Fence?

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Have You Ever Considered a Vinyl Fence?

Vinyl FenceOne of the most important decision that a homeowner will have to make is regarding the type of material they will use for their home fence. With all of the different materials on the market, choosing just one can become a bit hard to do. One of the most popular options when it comes to fencing material is vinyl. Vinyl has been used for a number of years with a lot of success and shows no signs of slowing in popularity. The following are a few of the reasons that you need to consider putting in a vinyl fence at your home.

Easy to Keep Looking Great

The biggest benefit that comes with using vinyl for your fencing material is that you are able to keep it clean with very little effort. Over time, the fencing that you put in your home will become tarnished and in need of cleaning, which will not be a problem if you choose vinyl. In most cases, all it takes to get your vinyl fencing clean is soap and water. This will allow you to keep your fencing looking as good as the day it was installed without having to break your back to do it. (more…)

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