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Construction Site Safety: Vital Measures To Implement

Construction Site Safety: Vital Measures To Implement

Apr 14 2020 at 18:13

The basic responsibility of any employer is to protect the rights and lives of their employees, whether it's a closed office space or an open construction site. When it comes to working at an ongoing construction site, any site manager must be well informed about all of the construction safety norms which require being a part of the ongoing construction site. This is because any site manager is primarily responsible for the life and safety of his staff at the ongoing construction site.

Here are a few necessary measures to take beforehand to ensure the safety of the people working on a construction site. 

Averting Accidents

Accidents are unforeseen circumstances which may lead to loss of lives and money. These accidents cause a delay in the ongoing work and also cost the company non-monetary losses. There are other losses as well, such as the loss of time for the worker who is met with the accident, other workers who have to stop working due to the accident, loss in raw material being spoilt, loss in damaged equipment and more.

There are various direct and indirect costs which can occur in the case of an accident at an ongoing construction site. With a site manager that has an understanding and knowledge on safety norms, it can help to avert these unforeseen circumstances.

Safety First

Each process at a construction site has to have safety measures in place. There are various operations which happen simultaneously at a construction site, and a site manager should be able to set up the required safety norms for all of these operations. The heavyweight machinery, which is used at construction sites, require to be checked daily to see if they can be safely operated the next day.

The machinery has to be in good working conditions and require regular maintenance which helps in preventing major accidents at any construction site. While the managerial staff is responsible for all of the safety measures to be undertaken at any operational construction site, it is the site manager's primary responsibility to ensure all safety norms are followed by keeping in mind the team's well-being.

Safety Measures

A construction site is a place where a site worker comes into contact with various kinds of cement, chemicals, equipment and machinery. There are various medical problems which may happen due to any individual coming into contact with these hazardous chemicals and cement mixtures, such as skin allergies, itching, irritation, etc. The clothing or the gear that the team wears need to cover their body while working at the construction site completely. The long sleeve gloves, safety goggles and high boots are some basic needs of the team at any construction site. 

The site manager needs to have the managerial team implement safety measures for his team to be able to complete the project on time without any unforeseen accidents happening on site. If required, you can call in occupational health and safety consultants to survey the site. These safety norms are essential in preventing any delay or loss, especially at a construction site.