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How To Keep A Construction Site Safe

Creating a safe construction site starts long before work on site begins.

1, Organisation and planning of your construction site are very important, Good planning of your site and working areas will help to keep the site safe and tidy. A Logistics plan that outlines how your construction site is organized i.e where materials are stored, emergency assembly points, emergency contact numbers, First aid information. This plan should be visible to all contractors and followed.

2,Communication is very important, clear procedures and documentation is essential with these being communicated to all staff. All staff need to be aware of potential hazards on site and safety procedures that are in place. A safety outline is important, so all contractors know the rues of your site i.e PPE.

3,Staff Training is very important in the safe running of a construction site, you cannot assume contractors will work safely. You need to provide training on how your construction site works and how to work safely

4,Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is an important requirement for ALL workers and visitors on your site. When PPE is used it helps to keep Health and safety in people’s awareness. When PPE is used correctly on a site it is very noticeable that safety is of great importance and taken seriously on that site.

5,Morning briefings for all staff, this helps to keep a construction site safe, it also helps with making a construction site more productive. In these meetings you can discuss any safety issues on site and plans for the day, It helps to keep Health and safety at the forefront of peoples minds.

6,Teamwork and participation is very important on a construction site, getting everyone involved in the safety of the site helps to create a supportive and safe working team.

7,Site cleanliness is of great importance on a construction site, it helps to minimize risks of accidents. It is good practice to keep your construction site clean, clutter free and organised.

8,Checklists is an easy and effective way to get contractors to take notice of their surroundings. Using checklists gets everyone involved in checking the site for hazards/dangers and acting on/reporting things that could be a potential hazard to contractors or visitors to the site.

9,Signage around the site to alert everyone to site Hazards is important. Make sure proper signage and barricades are available for contractors to use when needed.

10,Site inspections are a good way to ensure your site is a safe environment and that nothing is being overlooked any findings can be reported to staff at the morning briefings, this helps to keep everyone aware of your site safety expectations and procedures you have in place to deal with any hazards.

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