The world of construction is a dangerous place.
In fact, there’s a good chance your car, your home, your business or even your child’s school could be in danger.
And in an age of technology, construction has become a new frontier of safety.
But what’s the difference between the construction safety cone, which comes with a safety pin and is installed with a strong adhesive, and the safety tape, which is more widely used, has been around for years?
Here’s everything you need to know.
What is a construction safety pin?
A construction safety device, also called a safety cone or safety pin, is a safety device attached to a construction object, such as a chain link fence or a wall.
A construction cone is attached to the underside of the structure and, when triggered, it will stop any impact from a force such as hammering, bending, crushing or dropping objects.
What does it do?
A safety pin works by temporarily slowing down an object, which allows it to stop before it can hurt anyone.
It can also be used to stop a falling object or even a falling body.
How does it work?
A combination of two sensors is attached.
The first is an electromechanical device, which can detect the speed of an object as it moves.
The second is a sensor called an inertial measurement unit, or IMU, which measures the force of gravity acting on the object.
A safety chain or anchor can be added to the safety pin to prevent the pin from falling.
The IMU detects the force acting on an object.
How much does it cost?
A safe construction cone costs from around £100, while a construction tape costs around £30.
The cost of a safety chain, which attaches to a chain, can range from around 20p to £1,000, depending on the design of the chain.
Why is the safety cone not standardised?
Safety devices are not designed for everyday use.
They are not usually used in residential areas, which means they are not approved by the construction industry, and are not required to be on all structures.
Safety devices have been around since at least the 1930s and are designed to protect workers from falling objects, but have also been used to protect vehicles and buildings.
Are there any alternatives to the construction cone?
There are some alternatives to using a safety safety pin on a construction site.
They include installing an IMU on the top of a chain that will detect a falling or rolling object.
They also can be attached to steel beams, such a chain-link fence or an archway.
Other alternatives include attaching a safety tether to the end of the chains.
Safety tethers are also available from many hardware stores.
Can I use a construction cone in a school?
Construction safety cones have been used for schools since at the turn of the century.
The cones are still in use in some schools but are not currently standardised for use by school pupils.
What should I do if I see a construction hazard?
If you see a safety hazard on your property or work site, please get help from your local council or other emergency services.
Ask your local authority about installing construction safety devices.
If you can’t contact the authorities, you can call the local building inspector, which will be able to advise you about safety devices on your site.
What can I do about construction accidents?
Construction accidents are one of the leading causes of injuries and deaths in Britain.
If an incident occurs, you should report it to the police or fire brigade.
If a building is not safe for people to live in, it can be taken over by an independent contractor.
Ask local authorities to take over an existing construction site or ask the council to do the work yourself.
What’s the best way to reduce the risk of building accidents?
Use the following tips when dealing with construction hazards: Always make sure that all structures are secured properly.
Always tie off and secure any structures that you cannot see, such for example, a fence around a garden, or a building near a park.
Always check with your local building authority or the local council if there are any signs that a building has recently been put on by an individual.
Check the safety of all structures on the site.
Be extra careful when building at night.
If your house is on a tall building, look for the light on the building to ensure that you’re not missing any structures.