Construction calls for greater safety
What are common safety risks? What measures can you take to reduce those risks? We get why you have these questions and are happy to answer them. Common risks include the risk of falling, not wearing personal protective equipment and being injured by tripping, slipping or stumbling. The main cause is often poor communication on the building site and inadequate supervision.
Many construction site accidents are the result of falls from a height. By law, construction workers must use scaffolding or guardrails at a height of 8 ft. or more. Mobile fences must be used to close off dangerous areas, e.g. holes, pits or open floors.
There is always a danger of tripping or falling. By ensuring that your site is tidy and orderly, you can reduce the risks. Mark off dangerous areas, arrange for semi-permanent mobile fences to be installed and secure them with clamps. It’s also important that the construction site does not cause a nuisance to passersby. We advise you not to place large concrete blocks on footpaths, so there’s no danger of tripping.