Practical Ways to Prevent Construction Site Accidents

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Practical Ways to Prevent Construction Site Accidents

Practical Ways to Prevent Construction Site Accidents

14 December 2016
Construction & Contractors, Blog

Accidents happen every now and then in a building construction site. The building and construction industry has high numbers of on-site accidents. Sometimes accidents can happen due to equipment failure, honest mistakes, and distractions. No matter how careful the site engineers and workers can be, accidents happen. That is why it is important to take safety precautions and be aware of the common accidents that may occur. Any mistake or accident can lead to a fatal injury or death. Here are some practical ways to prevent building construction site accidents;

Be aware of any accident

When you are aware of any risk or accident around you, you can prevent it from happening. Common hazards on construction sites may include tripping and falling from heights, electrical wiring shocks, falling objects, and equipment malfunction. When you are careful enough, you can avoid such hazards. Place your ladders well to avoid dangerous falls, wear your construction hats or helmets to prevent any head injury in case an object falls on your head.  

Take safety precautions

It is important to know the safety precautions when working on a construction site. The engineers should be aware of the infrastructure risks and general precautions to take. The engineers should be focused always, especially when working. The project parameters should be known and discussed before starting any work on the site. A concrete plan should also be put in place to help avoid any mistake or missteps that could lead to accidents. There should also be a safety program where possible accidents would be addressed. Every safety and work guidelines should be followed by every site worker to keep them safe.

Wear safety gear

It is important for any site engineer or worker to wear safety gears such as hard hats, gloves, protective apparel and goggles. These items will protect them from any life-threatening injury. 

Maintain equipment and tools

The site workers should ensure that every tool and piece of equipment that they are going to use should be properly checked and should be in order before using them. This means that the machines and tools should be maintained regularly to avoid any malfunction that could cause any dangerous accident to the workers. Similarly, if any machine is malfunctioning, it is better to stop using it until it is repaired. Such machines or equipment should be reported to the foreman or site owner for proper maintenance and repair.

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When my husband and I bought our house, we didn't realise we would eventually have such as large family. First, we had a little girl, followed by two little boys. Then, somewhat unexpectedly, I found myself pregnant with twins! We love our current property, so we didn't want to move. We decided instead to extend our home to add additional bedrooms and a playroom. We worked closely with various different construction contractors while the job was being completed, and we are really happy with the result. Since then we have used the same contractors to complete many other jobs around our home. This blog is a guide to the benefits of using construction contractors.