While serving in various jobs in construction, it is easy to get carried away or injured by any of the substances or equipment on sight. This is why Kilgore Companies believes in safety first and offers advice on how to stay safe within a construction site.
What causes injuries while working construction?
Many researchers believe that one of three construction sites deal with at least one injury during the construction process. Here are some events or occurrences that can cause injuries during your jobs in construction;
• Falling, tripping, or slipping
• Nonmedical ingestion of alcohol and drugs on site
• Accidents during transportation and off-loading
• Fire breakouts and explosions that sometimes lead to death
• Exposure to toxins in the environment
Safety measures during construction
So, what can be done to ensure no lives are lost or injuries and damages caused to the people working jobs in construction? While some accidents are unavoidable, there are a few safety measures you can follow to ensure your safety.
Ensure you are dressed appropriately
Wearing the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) might make the difference between short-term harm and a fatality. It’s critical to wear PPE that is appropriate for the kind of work being done. This can include knee pads, safety goggles, helmets, earplugs, and high-visibility clothing.
Do not begin employment without receiving an induction
Each location has specific risks, and work procedures and sites vary greatly. Be careful to stay informed so that you can work safely. Every construction site you work on must follow a legal obligation known as an induction. It explains how to log in, where to go, what to do, and what to stay away from.
Monitor the condition of your equipment.
Ensure that all construction machinery is in good working order and has been properly maintained. Look for dangers like exposed cables or damaged boards while inspecting your building site on a regular basis. Inform a supervisor right away if you see anything dangerous on the building site so they can fix the issue.
While earning a living is important, it is not worth risking or losing your life. Ensure you remain safe at all times regardless of the jobs in construction you are doing.