Construction Site Safety Tips to Ensure Secure Construction

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What do you feel when you see yellow helmets on a construction site? You might feel thankful to owners of these helmets? Or you might also feel sympathetic that they are doing such a tiring job.

But have you ever thought about the people struggling under these yellow helmets or what they deal with every day? It is not only about their work, but they also face danger, living on the edge and having near-death experiences.

As the world is moving toward advancement and industrial development, the number of construction sites worldwide is increasing. But the increase in construction sites means that more and more people are at risk – life-threatening risk. Now and then we encounter a news story of falling or trapped workers, or injured citizens due to falling objects, or explosions due to construction. However, some construction projects overlook safety despite having so many instances of construction site accidents.

Some accidents occur because workers might not care to take adequate precautions against hazardous conditions.  Construction site safety is the responsibility of both parties and everyone needs to follow guidelines and regulations to ensure safety.

Here are safety tips to reduce accidents and ensure a healthy working environment:

Wear Protective Gear:

PPE gear includes ear muffs, helmet, safety goggles, and in some cases knee-pads and jackets as well. But remember that employer can only provide you PPE, it is the duty of the employee to wear it. So, it is essential that both parties fulfill their duties for maximum safety.

Limit the Access:

Citizens should be limited to access an area where heavy machinery is being used. Only those with permission should be allowed to stay or enter such a dangerous area. Some workers stroll around the site while waiting for their turn, and sometimes end up in an accident.

Well, one way is to guide everyone or display signs like danger or not allowed. But let’s admit that such warnings don’t work and people still end up entering such sites. So, it is better to take a robust measure, like installing turnstile in dangerous areas and only let relevant people enter the area.

Don’t Use Damaged Equipment:

Worn-out cables, harness, and non-insulated wires should not be used. The employer should ensure that the equipment should be 100% in working condition and functional. Employees should also inform the authorities if they see any damaged equipment.

Safety Training and Lectures:

No matter how many precautions you take, nothing works if employees don’t have safety awareness. So, besides going all out with safety measures and investing in cameras, alarms and turnstile, arrange training sessions for your employees as well. Workers should know what could be the consequences of their negligence and cost of their every action. Moreover, they should also be given first-aid training, and learn how to react in case of an accident.