A construction site is home to a variety of enhanced and unique hazards including the heavy equipment, unstable working surfaces, potentially dangerous heights and being a generally loud and noisy environment.
You can keep your job sites safe by offering consistent training, developing of a positive safety culture, and being committed to providing a work environment without preventable hazards and conditions that lead to them.
Knowing the true value of safety for all employees inside the office and out on the jobsite can help minimise the risk of workplace accidents. Many accidents are a result of a lack of knowledge or a failure to adhere of safety protocols. A successful safety culture rests on two major pillars: a respect for abiding by the rules and having strong understanding of them.
It's easy to train workers and send them on their way, but they are likely to push back when they don't fully understand the importance of a safe workplace. Similarly, workers can be encouraged to buy into the idea of a safe job site. However, that surface level understanding that may not protect them from harm if they don't know how to funnel that enthusiasm into following rules and best practices.
With effective training, an emphasis on promoting a safety-first culture, combined with adhering to safety best practices and regulations, your construction company can enjoy a safe workplace.
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