The Golden Rules of On-Site Safety December 12, 2017 – Posted in: News
Despite working to strict deadlines and meeting specific requirements, getting the job done is not the most important part of a project. When working on a construction site, the most important part is, and always will be, the health and safety of every worker. With that in mind, Altis Industries outline the golden rules to on-site safety and explain how you can make your site conform to the latest standards of construction safety guidelines.
Wear Your Safety Equipment
One of the most straightforward ways of preventing any injuries while on-site is to always wear the correct safety equipment. Different industries and jobs will require different pieces of PPE (Personal Protection Equipment) so make sure you are well informed about what you should be wearing.
Safety equipment is responsible for preventing hundreds and thousands of injuries each and every year, so to adhere to the latest construction safety guidelines, make sure you know what pieces of PPE you should be wearing and keep them on at all times.
Keep Your Workspace Tidy
One of the most important aspects of on-site safety is ensuring the space in which you are working in is clean and tidy. A cluttered workspace increases the likelihood of a number of injuries, such as trips and falls, which occupy a large percentage of the number of injuries which happen on construction sites each year.
Before and after every job, make sure there are clear paths set out in which workers can move between, and keep an eye out for any loose wires and either wrap them up or store them away to prevent your feet getting tangled up in them.
Know What You’re Doing
When working on a construction site, you will be in regular contact with pieces of machinery and a number of builders tool and building trade supplies. Unsurprisingly, one of the most important rules of on-site safety is to ensure you have the relevant training to operate these tools and the qualifications necessary to use them safely.
Particularly for apprentices and new starters, any unfamiliar tools and their uses should be demonstrated by an experienced worker, and any work carried out by inexperienced workers should be done under supervision.
For more information on the importance of on-site safety and construction safety, take a look at our blog on The Importance of Safety Equipment. If you wish to find out more about all our products and services, contact Altis today on 01420 472692.