15th July 2016
Our general instinct is to stay protected and avoid possible risk and threats that might pose a certain level of physical harm or damage to us. That is how the human mind operates but for it to judge whether something is actually unsafe or not there need to be factors that indicate so. By looking at a place it is quite difficult to judge the lengths and breadths of it if we are not familiar with the dimensions of the place. Occupiers who know exactly where these place in their land are, try their best to cover them up so that visitors or trespassers would not tread across it and injure themselves and hold the occupier liable. Given below are some ways in which you could demarcate any area that I your judgment would be dangerous to another person.
Using a barrier to keep people from entering a specific place is a very common practice and it can be anything that is used to ward off anyone who would attempt to enter. Some install this durable barriers which could be later removed easily and used for other purposes in the future. Putting a fence around a dangerous area is a way of demarcating the zone in an attempt to keep people out of it.
These can be commonly seen in construction sites and other areas that are exposed to danger. Even in pool areas it’s an increasingly common sight to have frameless glass pool fencing in Adelaide as a form of protection and also to indicate it as a different area. It also provides protection to children when they are unsupervised and keep them out of harm’s way.
Indicating that there is a danger ahead would prevent people from taking unwanted risks. This will also mitigate your liability in any circumstance if someone disregards the warning signage that you have put up. Make sure that it is visible and written in clear wording. Most signage is white and red in colour because it shows a level of seriousness and alarm at the same time. Putting up a signage would be a good warning for people who have a reasonably sound mindset and those others who don’t seem to calculate the risks may fall into trouble if they try to disregard warning.
This is also a good method but you may have to rethink it if you are trying to cover a manhole or any other trench for that matter. People may try to pass over it. So when you cover a specific opening that would lead you below ground level make sure you include a signage that say so as well.