Health & Safety
The staff at Mark Smith Glazing Ltd install, repair or replace glass in commercial, industrial and residential settings. Mark Smith Glazing Ltd take the health and safety of our staff and customers very seriously. If you would like to find out more in addition to the below, please contact us.
The main duties of our glaziers include:
- Cutting, grinding, polishing and drilling glass
- Handling of sheets of glass in the warehouse, during transportation, and at the work site. This may involve using slings and power lift devices
- Applying adhesives, sealants and caulks
- Using, cleaning and maintaining various types of equipment
- Supervising assistants, and ensuring compliance with building codes
What are some health and safety issues for our staff?
Glaziers can work in a variety of settings. Some of these settings, such as construction sites, may contain many hazards which glaziers must be aware of. The main health and safety issues for glaziers include:
- Work at heights, including work on ladders and scaffolds – fall injuries
- Handling large, awkward, heavy sheets of glass – back and arm injuries
- Working in awkward positions and standing for long periods of time – back and arm injuries
- Slips, trips and falls
- Cuts and lacerations from sharp edges of glass
- Dust from cutting, grinding, drilling and polishing of glass
- Using hand tools and powered hand tools.
- Exposures to solvents in adhesives, sealants and cleaning products
- Working outdoors in hot or cold weather
What are some of the preventative measures we take?
- Proper procedures for working at heights on ladders and scaffolds
- Apply safe lifting techniques
- Ensure that tools and equipment are in good working order
- Use correct personal protective equipment such as eye protection when cutting and grinding
- Use protective gloves and footwear when handling glass sheets
- Avoiding fatigue