General Safety Rules

1.    PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT:  Hard Hats and CSA approved safety boots must be worn at all times. Safety glasses must be worn when using tools, performing work, or working in an area where a risk of eye injury is possible.  Respirators, dust masks and hearing protection should be used when required.

2.    KNOW YOUR WORKSITE MATERIALS AND TOOLS:  All employees must be aware of fire extinguisher locations, first aid stations, and first aid personnel at each job site.  Emergency phone numbers, MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheets), and WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information Sheets) information is available for all employees to review and employees are required to know where to locate them.  MSDS cautions for tools are usually located on the tool itself so please review and follow the manufacturer’s instructions.

3.    PERSONAL CONDUCT:  Consumption of alcohol and use of illegal drugs are strictly prohibited.  Anyone found to be under the influence of either will be terminated immediately and no longer be employed by Wall FX Ltd.  Use of over the counter prescription drugs must be used with caution, as some may cause drowsiness or dizziness.  Please read the labels and follow directions clearly.  Please use designated washroom facilities.  Using bathtubs, pails, bottles, cups, and boxes will not be tolerated. 

4.    GUARD RAILS ON SHAFTS AND BALCONIES:  Part 9 Section 139 (1) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act states that workers must use fall protection when a worker may fall from 3 metres or more.  There are no exceptions to this rule.  Guard rails are put in place for a reason and should be replaced if removed.  Railings are not meant to support weight and should not be used to stand or lean on.

5.    SCAFFOLDING AND SAFETY HARNESSES:  If you are working on scaffolding make sure proper guard rails, kick boards, decks, braces, etc. are in place and properly secured.  An approved safety harness must be worn if guard rails are not in place or there is a potential fall hazard.  Scaffolding must be erected and disassembled by qualified or experienced individuals.  Please make sure baker scaffolds are not damaged and are set up properly.  They can be extremely dangerous to someone if they come apart or tip over.  They are not built to work off the top deck without fall protection or guard rails in place.

6.    COMMON SENSE AND HAZARD ASSESSMENTS:  Always put safety first, use your head at all times.  Potential risks on any project are not to be ignored regardless of what person or sub-trade is at fault.  If you observe a possible risk or injury please fill out a hazard assessment form provided by Wall FX Ltd. and submit it to your manager or supervisor immediately.  Double check to make sure corrective action has been taken.  Hazard assessment forms will be available to you through your manager, supervisor, or on site safety manual.  Your co-operation may save some one from serious injury or death.

7.    SITE CLEAN UP:  Sub-trades are responsible to clean up after themselves.  This is not an option.  A clean jobsite helps make a safe jobsite.  If you do not clean up after yourself we will hire someone else to do the job for you and you will be charged accordingly.

8.    INJURIES:  All injuries, regardless of severity, must be reported to onsite safety personnel immediately and dealt with accordingly.  A hazard assessment and an accident investigation report must then be completed.