Hot Asphalt Safety Checklist
Thinking of paving your driveway with hot asphalt?
For even the most dedicated do-it-yourselfer installing hot asphalt is a serious project with the potential for serious injuries if not take seriously. Prior to taking on a hot asphalt pavement project, take note where the nearest hospital in in the case of a major injury. Bringing a first aid kit and a fire extinguisher are also necessities in the event of a minor accident.
As always, the best safety measures are prevention. Prior to working with hot asphalt, workers need to be equipped with heavy gloves, a long-sleeved shirt or jacket, and eye protection such as goggles. Whenever a project includes an abundance of dust or flying rocks a respirator or breathing mask is also recommended.
For inexperienced do-it-yourselfers, working with hot asphalt might be a tall order. Rather than putting yourself or your friends or family at risk, consider contacting an experienced pavement company such as the experts at Irish Castle Asphalt Paving.