The construction industry is one of the most vulnerable sectors to be more prone to accidents and injuries. This is because of the sheer nature of the work involved for its labourers and engineers in construction sites. This is why a list of safety precautions is compiled below to make the environment safe.
Thorough inspection of the siteAs a first step you must perform a detailed inspection of the site area to identify and assess the workplace. During this inspection you must write down the hazards and anything or place that might be considered dangerous or unsafe. Then notify the officers in charge or managers. There are some construction companies that hire specialized inspectors to examine the site before commencement of work, monthly or daily during work for any hazards.
Others can use their own routine supervisors to be vigilant about the surroundings and report to the managers. Regardless of whether it is done in house or is an outsourced service, the job of inspecting a site must be of top priority to any list of construction companies around the world.
TrainingTraining all personal in the site of work for various safety plans and operating procedures is the next most important task. It does not matter whether it is an on-site training or one conducted in a training facility, the fact that all workers are well aware of the risks and necessary safety precautions will help prevent a lot of unnecessary accidents or dangers from occurring. These training procedures must include proper handling of tools and equipment and even basic lifting techniques so individuals reduce common back injuries that are sustained during work.
Identify and label any hazardous materialsThe labeling and storage of various materials that are deemed to be hazardous is important. These materials must be secure and kept in safe locations with clear instructions posted nearby. Apart from that, a general “material safety” instruction manual or data sheet must be handed out to employees informing them of the potentially harmful materials and chemicals.
Inspection of equipment
Construction equipments are usually hefty and large therefore, inspecting these machines for any unusual movements will prevent employees from operating them when they are faulty. Report such problems to the supervisors in charge and refrain anyone from using them until repairs have been made.
Protective clothing and equipment
It is mandatory for most work sites to have their workers wear the necessary protective gear when working such as harnesses when working on scaffolds. Other protective gears include hard hats, gloves, boots and safety goggles.