Five ways to ensure Workplace Safety
Working at a construction site exposes workers to hazardous environments. And if you aren’t following best safety practices while on the job, you may be at risk.
Below are some time-tested ways to eliminate site incidents and ensure safety on the construction site:
Train your staff on how to avoid workplace hazards
Construction site injuries and accidents are a reality; training makes a difference and reduces fatalities affecting workers and employers. The training programs also ensure that workers remain vigilant at all times.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) covers various aspects of safety training programs and gives workers the right to receive proper training and prevent site fatalities.
Training of both types- theoretical and practical should be helpful for construction workers. Irrespective of their roles or experience level, every worker should be aware of the potential hazards. Ignoring training programs can put everyone at risk. Understanding the dangers in the first place is one of the fruitful ways to prevent accidents.
Hence, ensuring the safety of construction workers should be the main aim of a construction manager. If the workers have no idea of safety training, they shouldn’t be allowed in the field.
Heavy equipment safety tips
One of the top causes of injuries to equipment operators occurs when they get in and out of their equipment. There is always the risk of equipment loading and unloading. Due to this, it is essential to conduct proper training for operating machinery. The more complex the machine, the more in-depth the training should be.
Site worker training is mandatory to manage machinery like elevators, belt feeders, ladders, and deck screens, even if it seems extraneous.
The proper apparel
Clothing for construction wear is available in different styles. No sleeveless shirts are allowed. Only full-sleeve shirts are mandatory. If the job requires workers to be low-light, hi-vis trousers are a must! Pair them with a hi-vis jacket or hard hat to continue working without being in danger.
Good quality waterproof trousers are outdoor essentials. They promise comfort and productivity. While wearing a waterproof jacket, wearers must ensure that it’s breathable and resistant to moisture penetration. The waterproof fabric makes it a fire retardant and resists most chemicals, fungi, and mold attacks.
Insulated jackets with nylon linings are in demand amongst construction workers. Such kind of fabric traps air and keeps the body from losing too much of its heat production. Workers exposed to water should be acquainted with industrial life jackets.
Klothon UAE understands the importance of protective gear
Hence, we design clothing that provides your workers with a range of hazards and let them do their job well. Above all, our flame-resistant clothing protects the wearer from flames and fires.
The pockets in our clothing allow workers to carry every tool they need while at the construction site. Additionally, bags in our safety uniforms are made available to keep other protective eyewear. For comfort, the elastic on the waist keeps the wearer comfortable all day long.
Every construction site has its risks and hazards. As a part of your organization’s security plan, it is important to address possible injuries. You are training your workers, and be ready with first aid if essential. The dos and don’ts related to site injuries should be published.
We hope the above points help you create a safer yet more productive environment for your workers, leading to the organization’s growth and success.