Construction sites are an incredibly dangerous place to be where workers engage in many activities that may expose them to a variety of safety hazards, such as falling objects, working at heights, exposure to heavy construction equipment, or the use of temporary electrical circuits while operating electrical equipment and machinery in damp locations. Thus, it is imperative to keep safety in mind. There are a few simple site safety rules that you may follow to avoid any unwanted accidents or injuries at the site.
Always wear your PPE (Personal Protection Equipment) Workers need to wear the PPE provided by the company to protect them from any potential hazards in the workplace. The PPE should be kept clean and always inspect the PPE before use to ensure it is free from cracks or other damage. Any broken or damaged protection equipment shall be reported and replaced immediately.
Do not start work without an induction
Site induction is vital to ensure the workers on site are fully informed about the current operation of the site and their responsibilities. Make sure you know what is happening so that you can work safely.
Obey safety signs and rules at all time. It is dangerous to ignore workplace safety signs. The signs and messages are in place to prevent accidents and injuries. They alert the workers to potential hazards in the workplace. Always comply with the safety signage, read labels on the container before using any substances or equipment.
Never work in an unsafe environment
Make sure your work area is safe. Remember to keep your work area tidy throughout your shift to reduce the number of slip and trip hazards.