If you are running a construction-based business, it is your legal responsibility to keep your workers and other employees safe to the best of your knowledge.
One of the major challenges facing contractors is making sure there aren’t any weak spots in their written jobsite safety policies or their enforcement.
Unfortunately, many businesses turn a blind eye to this federal rule,
resulting in financial losses not only to those businesses but affecting the workers as well.
In 2019 for instance more than 25,000 workers were injured at construction sites following poor management practices in New south Wales, 1400 people were permanently disabled while 23 people lost their lives.
Tips to consider for making the workplace safer
Wearing Helmet doesnt just save the head but also the rest of the body, because our head houses the brain which controls our entire body,also objects falling from great heights, carry a lot of force.
Putting on helmets is the most basic safety precaution that one can undertake.
It should be mandatory for everyone on the site to wear these safety devices,
regardless if the man or woman in question is a worker or not.
Please remember this thing; every life saved is an investment in your business.
Your safety measures don’t just stop at helmets. There is a potential danger on the ground too. We are talking about safety shoes here
It is a surprising fact that many construction managers simply are unaware of the risk caused by hazardous materials lying on the ground.
Nails, sharp wires, stones, loose gravel, and mud are the main causes of foot-based injuries in construction sites.
If there are lots of rough materials on your premises like stones, rocks and boulders, workers should wear heavy boots. These protect their feet from falling objects and other dangerous materials.
This is needed to protect the eyes during welding, soldering, etc.
Welding exposes the eyes to extremely bright flashes. These flashes may damage your eyes, and to prevent that, you put on a pair of safety glasses.
Many construction based companies use electric current on their premises.
Unfortunately, a large majority of these businesses do not secure their electrical connections. This leads to unwanted injuries, and in certain cases, death.
Rubber gloves help your workers from coming in contact with the current.
Make sure every worker who is working with wires and cables wears his pair of gloves always.