5 Construction Site Safety Tips

5 Construction Site Safety Tips


Construction sites are considered as the hazardous place that is the reason why other non-related to construction process are not allowed in the construction area. There is heavy machinery usage and the work process goes on high height with the usage of ladders and machines. Just a small mistake can also cause the risk of losing the life while in the construction area or site various safety measures need to be taken. Both workers and employers need to be careful with the safety measure and avoid taking any extra risk in the workplace.

Here are some of the safety measures needs to be taken at the construction site.

Understand the risk

A labor or a worker who is working in the risk area should have the knowledge about the risks he/ she need to face. That is why the labor who work in the risky area are specially trained and equipped with the safety tools.

While employee also needs to check on the surrounding area and try to avoid the life-threatening situation in the site area.

Protective Gears and Helmets

The worker should be provided protective gears and helmet for working in the risky area. While in case of using heavy machinery, training need to be given to the workers about the safety tool and the kit.

By using protective gears and safety tools workers can reduce the chances of injury while working with heavy machinery on construction site.

Scaffold

Scaffold
Scaffold

The risk of usage of high height ladders is quite common in construction area while there is always the risk of accident with the usage of the scaffold. While usage of the scaffold cannot be totally avoided but instead of ladder scaffold, scaffold lifts can be used which are safer.

Ladders

But in the case where ladders are necessary, workers need to be careful while using them. It is necessary to maintain three points of contact while ascending or descending the ladder, (almost one foot and one hand). Portable Angled ladders can also be used which are almost 3 to 3.5 feet height above the ground surface. While at the time of ascending or descending workers need to tie the ladders at secure points. Safety tools like tool belt or harness system should be used while working in height.

Ambulance and medical service

Even after take various safety measure accidents can happen at the construction site and it is quite necessary to have immediate medical service at the construction site.

Performance Bond
Performance Bond

Above shown safety measure is very important at the construction site, while because of the accident there may be a chance of interruption in the work which, while owner should use the performance bond at such instances to avoid the extra loss.