This week we are talking about attic safety. It is HOT in attics, and we want to share with you 5 keys to staying safe in the attic. Your health and safety are more important than pushing past the danger zone. Be aware of what your body is telling you. Know the symptoms of heat injury and make sure you are not pushing yourself too far.
5 Keys to Surviving Hot Attics
1. Be Prepared:
Make sure you limit your trips into the attic by having your tools and parts with you when you go into the attic.
Be in constant communication with dispatch. Office, if you haven’t heard from a technician in a while, make contact with them, be proactive, not reactive.
3. Map out Hazards:
Make sure that you are aware of any hazards in the attic such as electrical or weak floor boards.
4. Stay Hydrated:
Make sure you are drinking plenty of water and electrolyte replacement fluids. Stay away from caffeine and sugary drinks.
5. Control Heat Exposure:
Limit the amount of time you spend in the attic, the hotter the attic the less time you can safely stay in there.
We want you to get home to your family safely each and every day. Follow these 5 tips help reduce heat injury while working in attics.