Steps in maintaining safety on the construction site
- The first step to take to ensure safety on the construction is to take a thorough walk throughout the site to identify all the possible hazards. All such hazards and things considered unsafe should be written down in detail. Managers should be made aware of the possible dangers so that they can alert the workers on site to familiarize themselves with these possible dangers.
- All workers on the site should be trained in the general safety procedures and how best to manage a situation if a power failure or other mechanical failures occur.
- All equipment should be well inspected and made sure to be properly working. Any weird noise or jerky movements should be reported immediately so the machine can be fixed.
- When working on rooftops or on a scaffold, safety equipment, and other harnesses should be applied. Also, hard hats, sturdy safety boots, and goggles, work gloves, face masks etc, should be worn to control accidents.
- Barricade the work site when construction is ongoing to prevent the general public from trespassing. Also, after construction processes have ended for the day, all entry and exit points should be properly locked to keep out unwanted people or animals.
- When it comes to working with ladders and stairways, there should be well inspected every day before use. Workers should also be trained on ladder safety and should be able to select out the proper ladder for a specific job.
- Construction workers should be aware that they face the risk of falling down every time they climb high heights. Therefore they should be trained on the way to manage falling hazards
- Finally, workers at a construction site should be well trained on how to use and read material safety data sheets if they are using any hazardous chemicals at the site. Construction managers should also create a written hazardous communication program that lets the workers know the lists of hazardous chemicals that are being used on the site.