Being aware at the job site

//Being aware at the job site

Being aware at the job site

2018-03-28T04:35:36+00:00 June 13th, 2016|Safety|

While working on job sites, it’s always better to be safe than sorry. A few things to be aware of while on the job sites would be working at height, moving objects, loud noises and electricity.

Working in height is known as one of the major risks causing serious injuries and fatalities. It’s a simple as falling off a ladder, mobility restrictions and added access as well as falling through unreliable surfaces. Some precautions would be not to overload ladders, placing ladders on weak surfaces, using ladders for short period of time and do not any unexperienced employee using a ladder.

As you know being in a construction industry objects are constantly moving. From loading/ unloading trucks, overhead lifting, maneuvering around on uneven land and shifting heavy loads. To prevent injuries make sure workers are aware of moving vehicles, signs/barricades are visible, alarm’s/sensors are being use and operator being aware of surroundings before performing in duties.

Even though it’s an everyday thing noise in the construction industry can become a hazard. Constant loud noises can cause long-term hearing problems. Loud noises can be distracting as well creating incidents with other workers and machinery. Ear plugs also may not give you the proper protection that you need but it’s better to be safe than sorry.

When working with overhead power lines and cables can be a risk to workers. On average up to 3 skilled trades workers are electrocuted during the year. Electrocutions even can occur even with joiners, decorators and plumbers who are carrying electrical work.

You always should keep these in mind while heading out for your day of work!