The construction industry is often thought of as one of the most unsafe working environments. The tasks done on the job site can be dangerous if one is not careful. A mishap on site can result in a range of problems: from a minor injury to a lifelong physical impairment—or even death.
Common kinds of accidents which cause death or serious injuries include falls, heavy equipment issues, falling materials, and contact with powerlines.
Most mishaps can be avoided by implementing rigorous health and safety protocols and ensuring those are always put to practice.
Training and Refresher Courses
Prior to allowing someone to work on a construction site or letting them use anything from a heavy equipment rental service in Philippines, ensure that they complete their training and pass any skill tests necessary. This also applies to when they start working with equipment they are unfamiliar with. Site workers need to have a good foundation and knowledge on their daily tasks. Refresher courses are also necessary to review your workers on the different safety protocols of working in a construction site.
Safety Gear To Wear
The following must be worn at all times:
- Protective gloves.
- Hearing protection.
- Full face shields when cutting, grinding, or chipping.
- Chemical splash googles.
- Respiratory protection.
- Fall protection equipment when working above 6 feet.
- Specific protective clothing such as welding leathers when welding or FR clothing when working with live electric.
These articles of clothing must be worn upon entering the construction site in order to prevent accidents and casualties.
A Supervisor Must Be On Site At All Times
The construction supervisor should be the first person to arrive and the last person to leave. It is their duty to oversee all the work that is going on and making sure that everyone’s safety is prioritized. They need to make sure that all the operations are running smoothly.If the workers encounter a problem, the supervisor is the first person they should run to.
Wave Construction Industries Inc. is a construction equipment rental in Davao City that provides its clients with the proper training and assistance before the rental process. For any questions or queries on our services, feel free to leave us a message with your concern in it. We’ll be more than happy to assist you.