In working in the construction industry, most know that danger can be right around the corner.
From unsafe equipment to hazards in the area under construction, accidents do happen. When they do occur, workers can end up injured or even worse.
In doing your best to make the construction site you oversee as safe as possible, is all covered?
If not, you can find yourself with an accident waiting to happen.
Always Dig in with Safety
So that you do your best to make safety your number one priority, remember the following pointers:
No matter where your next project takes you, make sure the area is as safe as possible each time workers report. Although local governments should have safety rules, that is not always the case. As a result, workers can be in danger.
Make sure you know what the local ordinances state in working on a construction site. From how many workers in one given area at a time to how heavy the machinery is, don’t slouch on workplace safety.
Speaking of that equipment, it is important that all gets reviews to make sure it is up to speed on safety.
From brakes on trucks to lift mechanisms on loaders, all needs regular reviews. It only takes one missed inspection to lead to a serious accident.
Also make sure that your workers are wearing their hard hats etc. at all times. Although they do not offer full protection in accidents, they are much better on one’s head. The proper eyewear is also something that should never fall by the wayside.
When it comes to construction workwear, be sure workers have top-of-the-line clothing.
You want clothing that not only fits well, but is woven to hold up to wears and tears. With having the proper fit, it needs to be snug. This eliminates the chances of someone tripping over a pants leg. This is also true in the shirts. Make sure something isn’t hanging out where it could get caught in a piece of equipment.
In searching for the right construction clothing, spend some time online.
Oftentimes, you will find some great deals on construction clothes when you buy them in bulk. This way; all your team is in the proper fitment for the work ahead of them.
Last, always encourage your workers to report any red flags they come across.
Sure, some may fear that reporting hazards could lead to discipline or even losing one’s job. That said you never want an employee to not report a hazard because they feared retribution.
It is also a good idea to do monthly reviews of your safety practices. This way you can see if there are any shortcomings that need correcting.
Running a construction site is a stressful job at times.
With that in mind, make sure you are always building up safety as your number one construction priority.