Water­proof­ing is an inte­gral ele­ment in the con­struc­tion of high-qual­i­ty build­ings and struc­tures. The range of mod­ern water­proof­ing mate­ri­als allows you to choose mate­ri­als of any mod­i­fi­ca­tion, while many of them are dis­tin­guished by a high con­tent of tox­ic sub­stances. Unfor­tu­nate­ly, not all man­u­fac­tur­ers and buy­ers con­sid­er it nec­es­sary to focus on safe­ty when car­ry­ing out water­proof­ing work.

Mean­while, there are both gen­er­al safe­ty pre­cau­tions, reg­u­lat­ed by SNiP III‑4–80, and addi­tion­al rules for water­proof­ing work. Com­pli­ance with these rules is strict­ly mon­i­tored by Ros­tekhnad­zor and oth­er reg­u­la­to­ry author­i­ties.

We list the basic safe­ty require­ments when work­ing with water­proof­ing mate­ri­als.

1. Per­sons over 18 years of age who have passed a med­ical exam­i­na­tion and safe­ty brief­ing are allowed to work.

2. It is manda­to­ry to use per­son­al pro­tec­tive equip­ment (res­pi­ra­tors, gauze ban­dages, etc.) and over­alls (over­alls, rub­ber-soled boots, gog­gles, hel­met, etc.).

3. The room where water­proof­ing work is car­ried out must com­ply with the san­i­tary require­ments of SN 245–71 and be iso­lat­ed from oth­er rooms. Exhaust ven­ti­la­tion is required.

4. A sep­a­rate room is allo­cat­ed for stor­age and eat­ing. Eat­ing is strict­ly pro­hib­it­ed at the work site.

5. It is unac­cept­able to use gaso­line and toluene to remove com­pounds from exposed skin. If hands are con­t­a­m­i­nat­ed, the com­po­si­tion should be removed with a soft paper tow­el, and then treat­ed with hot water and soap.

6. It is unac­cept­able to be in over­alls out­side the place of work. In case of con­t­a­m­i­na­tion with water­proof­ing mate­ri­als, cloth­ing should be changed imme­di­ate­ly.

7. When work­ing with hot bitu­mi­nous mas­tics, fire safe­ty rules must be care­ful­ly observed.

8. Water­proof­ing work with syn­thet­ic poly­mers requires strict adher­ence to elec­tri­cal safe­ty rules.

9. Rags and garbage in con­tact with the work­ing com­po­si­tions must be stored in a sep­a­rate iron box and burned at the end of the work­ing day.

10. It is for­bid­den to smoke and use open fire in the premis­es where water­proof­ing works are car­ried out.

Com­pli­ance with these rules will make the process of water­proof­ing works as con­ve­nient, com­fort­able and safe as pos­si­ble for both the cus­tomer and the con­trac­tor.

The pub­li­ca­tion is placed on the rights of adver­tis­ing.

Source: TopClimat.ru