Common Excavation Safety Hazards You Should Watch Out For

Common Excavation Safety Hazards You Should Watch Out For

Making a pretty garden requires more than a tree removal service in New Haven County, Connecticut. Depending on the size of the landscaping job, you may have to hire excavators to do soil excavation, trenching, and grinding.

While excavation may be as common as cutting grass, when it comes to landscaping a garden, you have more safety hazards to pay attention to. Here are the safety hazards to keep in mind so you can protect yourself:

  • Cave-Ins.
    Cave-ins are a serious threat to workers. A professional engineer’s skills are needed to ensure that the design and implementation of the excavation plan are within the safety standards of OSHA. Aside from having an engineer around, you also have to pay attention to the moisture in the soil and air. Too much moisture, especially during the rainy season, can cause a cave-in.
  • Falling Loads and Falls.
    Fall hazards are very common in excavation sites. Of course, the workers aren’t the only ones who are at risk of falling into those ditches. If not careful, the work equipment might fall into the excavated area. Always have clear markers around the landscaping area to prevent fall hazards.
  • Hitting Utility Lines.
    Utility lines are buried underground. If it gets hit during excavation, it can be expensive to do the repairs. Moreover, the neighbors will be disturbed by the damage. Collaborate with the local utility company before excavating any area, even if it is within your premises.

Paradise Landscaping and Tree Removal is the expert in excavation and tree removal in Wallingford, CT. Discuss your landscaping plans with us to see how we can help.

2 thoughts on “Common Excavation Safety Hazards You Should Watch Out For”

  1. It’s good to know that cave-ins are more likely to occur during moist weather. My husband and I have been talking about installing an in-ground pool in our backyard this year. Since the summers in our area are quite dry, that may be a good time for the excavation.


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