Years working in construction can produce difficulties with your hearing. If you you have contracted deafness as a result of the loud noises in your line of work, you may be wondering how you can continue working in construction, but keep abreast of potential dangers on the job. For example, fire alarm monitoring and fire prevention services may need more specialty devices so that you can spot when a fire is happening and address the situation safely. Here are some items that will assist you in your line of work despite your physical challenges.
Fire Alarms and Smoke Detectors with Oversized Red Emergency Lights
When and if you do not smell a fire at work or see any smoke (and it is possible, since some fires hide inside the walls before consuming the walls and becoming visible), you will need extra help to hear and detect it. Special fire alarms and smoke detectors that have oversized, spinning red emergency lights attached to them can pick up on the hidden smoke and fire and immediately begin spinning and flashing to alert you to their presence. Do not allow your crew to stick around the construction site and poke around to find the source of the fire! (Opening a wall where the fire is currently lurking could result in a backdraft effect, making the fire leap from the opening in the wall to the open air and anyone or anything within a few inches to a few feet of the opened wall.) Get everyone out quickly and have one of your crew call 911.
Special Safety Glasses That Detect Elevations in Temperature
Another device that you may find very useful to you personally are safety glasses that can detect heat signatures. They operate similarly to night vision goggles, except that these are safety goggles for construction, lab work, etc. If you wear them consistently, you will be able to spot the eruption of a fire inside a wall before it builds to something really dangerous. That may allow you extra time to call the fire department and possibly save some of the construction work you and your crew has spent so many hours trying to complete.
If you are trapped in a room that is quickly going up in flames, you may want to alert the fire department or your crew that you are stuck. Safety pendants for the deaf and hard-of-hearing can wirelessly send signals to a phone or alarm system that then alerts all emergency departments that someone with your unique challenges is trapped. Because the company that installed your system knows that you are deaf, they will (with your permission) alert all necessary fire and rescue departments to this fact so that they will work quickly to rescue you and will not rely on a verbal response to locate you.
Contact a company like Fyr Fyter Inc for more information.