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How to Make Your Construction Site as Safe as Possible

Updated: May 31, 2023

Construction sites are notorious for being dangerous places to work.

Follow this essential guide to ensure your employees are working in the safest way possible.

Encourage wearing PPE

PPE will protect you if something goes wrong, as well as ensuring you are clearly visible to machine operators and other employees on site.

Make sure safety inductions are completed

Ensure all employees undergo a safety orientation and make sure all safety requirements and expectations are clearly outlined. Be sure to cover evacuation procedures and first-aid plans. Workers should be trained not just on how to do a task correctly, but how to perform that task safely to protect themselves and those around them.

Communicate effectively

Accidents are more likely to occur when workers are unsure what to expect. Direct discussion of the day’s goals and activities will make employees aware of potential activities that could cause bodily harm. Without proper communication between everyone on the construction site, workers won’t know what to expect. Clear and concise communication with everyone not only makes the project go by faster but also helps keep each person informed. Informing the staff and making sure everyone is doing their job is a proper way to communicate and make sure they understand construction site safety.

Clean your work area

It’s important to make sure that your work space is clean and clutter free, as an accumulation of mess can increase the likelihood of accidents such as trips and slips.

Use the right equipment

Make sure the employees use the right equipment for each specific task. Check for any damage and wear and tear before you put items to use.

Make sure water is readily available

Workers should have plenty of water available on-site, as well as a shady place to prevent dehydration and exposure-related illnesses. Longer outdoor construction projects may even benefit from fabric structures to store equipment and cover incomplete sites.

Report any issues

It’s crucial that employees report any problems they encounter to a supervisor immediately. The longer an issue goes unreported, the more dangerous it becomes.

If in doubt, ask

It’s always better to be safe than sorry, as mistakes on construction sites have the potential to cost lives. Encourage employees to speak to their supervisors if they need help or further information.

At Rocket Rentals, we’re committed to the safety of employees and customers as a priority. We offer an extensive range of personal protective equipment (PPE) in our hire centre available for customers to purchase, as well as comprehensive plant and tool hire services. From digger hire to cordless drill hire, we have a fantastic selection of products available for use. Contact us today to find out how we can help you.

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