Construction sites are one of the most hazardous places you can work in. You can fall from a height, slip off a ledge, be electrocuted, crushed by heavy equipment, hurt by power tools, and much more. It is because of these hazards that safety is paramount when working at a construction site.
Training and Knowledge
Before anything else, you to make sure you are properly trained and fully informed of what to do during accidents, emergency situations, or near misses. Your employer will have the responsibility of providing you with such training and knowledge. You must also learn about where the first aid and emergency kits are.
For your safety during work, you should have protection to your vital parts. Hard hats are for your head, of course, while safety goggles or glasses and ear plugs or muffs are for your eyes and ears. Masks are for your nose. You must also have the appropriate wear in a construction site as well as the proper harnesses when working at a height.
Tools and Machinery
When using machinery and power tools like a mag drill, you can ask yourself the following safety questions. Are you using the appropriate machine or tool for the task? Are you protected accordingly? Do the hazardous parts of the machine have safeguards? Are the tools or machinery in good condition and functioning well?
Work at a Height
When working at a height, you and your colleagues’ safety should be guaranteed. You can check if you all have harnesses which are in good condition. You can set up scaffolding or a work platform that can be elevated to prevent falls. You can also use nets and soft landing systems for protection should someone fall.
There are many other aspects of a construction site where you can ensure safety. You can evaluate safety measures when working with construction vehicles. You can protect yourself and others from health risks due to hazardous substances and deafening noise.
You can do so much more if you want to uphold the safety in your construction site workplace.