When it comes to construction you want to make sure that there is the least amount of accidents and injuries on site. At times, accidents and injuries are both preventable, and it’s up to managers to train their employees and maintain a safe workplace for them.
To prevent the rising cases of slip and fall accidents, you need to take extra precautions that guarantee the safety of your employees.
1. Pay attention to the weather conditions
While the weather is always unpredictable, the news may help you gauge what to expect. You can create a plan to maintain a safe area. Ensure it is timely and can be switched as quickly as the weather changes to avoid putting a halt on your business.
During the rainy season, be sure to have extra signs letting your employees know that the area is wet and slippery. As the first day of summer is approaching, be sure that your employees protect themselves from the sun. Summer means that the bugs are out! Be sure to stay safe from mosquitoes by using bug spray or bands to help prevent them from biting you.
Another summer hack is to wear the right amount of clothes. Wear light colors like white so you absorb as little heat as possible. Looser fitting clothes is a good idea as well to let air flow among your body. Be careful not to choose clothing that is too loose as it may be a danger to you when using your heavy equipment.
Sunscreen, sunscreen and sunscreen! Be sure you are wearing this every day during all the seasons! UV lights can be damaging to your skin and you are exposed to it while driving or even taking a quick walk outside.
2. Train your employees
Many employees are not aware of the potential hazards that exist on a construction site. Train them on the safety precautions they need to take to avoid tripping and slipping. For instance, they should wear properly fitting shoes and avoid jumping on and off machines. Also, they should always wear protective gear on site.
If you have the equipment for specific seasons, you can train your workers to use them instead of outsourcing for services each season. The best place to get equipment is at equipment auctions.
Equipment auctions are a great place to look for top brand equipment at a cheaper price! If you don’t have time to physically be at an auction, there are online auctions that will meet your needs.
3. Remove obstacle
Life-threatening injuries can occur from trips caused by obstacles, materials and large equipment in stairways and corridors. To avoid such hazards, have a proper housekeeping plan for all your tools. If your work produces a lot of waste as a byproduct, have a cleaning policy that eliminates every piece of scrap material.
If there is an area that cannot be cleaned up right away it is imperative that you have warning signs for your employees. Be sure to have a sign that is clear and visible. Another tip is to use reflective tape to make sure you get your employee’s attention.
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