10 Must Follow Safety Tips for Construction Site

I was working on United Arab Emirates some years ago. That time I've witnessed an accident in a construction project. A worker was stripping concrete shutter on 8th floor at outside of building. He was fell down due to lack of safety. But he was alive. Everyone were happy including project engineer. After that incident, project engineer gave him 100 dirhams (about 25 dollars) and request him to bring some sweets and feed all who were present.

A speedy car had hit him when he was crossing the road after buying sweets and he died. Everyone were saying that was his fate!

If we analyze that incident from generall point of view, we'll find, there was no fate. When he fell down from 25 meter height, he didn't die because there was a sand stack down. He died on car accident because his mind wasn't stable enough to cross the road after falling down from 25 meter height.

A statistic of calendar year 2011 -

As per "BLS revised 2011 workplace data", there were 738 death of construction worker. The leading cause of deaths on construction sites were falls, followed by electrocution, struck by object and caught-in/between -

Falls - 259 (35% )
Electrocutions - 69 (9% )
Struc by object - 73 (18% )
Caught-in/between - 18 (2% )
- [Source].

So, it is essential to ensure safety in construction site.

 

10 Must Follow Safety Tips for Construction Site

Below are 10 must follow safety tips for a construction site -

1. Place appropriate safety signboard all around the site and where needed.

2. Make safety tray at every six meter height (specially in building construction).

3. Place appropriate signboard inside the project where applicable. Such as danger signboard or symbol on electrical board.

4. Use well insulated cable for temporary electrical connection.

5. Make temporary masonry wall or safety  grill or fence around void areas. Such as lift void, stair void, etc.

6. Make scaffolding with safety net at periphery of building.

7. Keep a fast-aid box at site for emergency.

8. Prohibit smoking inside the project. If not possible, secure a place for smoking.

9. Keep a bucket of sand and a bucket of water always ready for emergency fire fighting. And of-course keep a fire extinguisher ready for use.

10. Make sure individual safety equipments such as safety belt, helmet, etc are properly used by workers when needed.

These are must follow safety tips for any construction site. Beside these, you can regularly train up your workers and team members for making your construction site a safe workplace.

YOUR TURN:
What do you think about safety in construction? Please share in comments.
 

3 comments :

  1. This is a great article, I am glad I came across it. Since hiring a few young workers for my construction company this summer, I have been stressing about safety on the job site. Obviously they are still learning about how to do things and how to opperate some equipment. I decided to have them take lead training classes. Not only did I hear great things about this training but I also had a few of my older guys do it. I think the biggest advantage is the kids will learn how to safely handle lead materials on construction projects. These courses also meet CDPH requirements which will open a lot of opportunities for further growth in construction. But these tips are important because the little things like staying hydrated and keeping cool are very important as well.

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  2. These are really awesome tips and the most important tip that I like is always wear the construction safety equipment like helmet and safety clothing etc.

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  3. can u please detail about safety tray...

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