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Safety Is a Must in a Construction Site

Safety Is a Must in a Construction Site

There are numerous constructions happening in and around us and the construction companies ensure that they guard the premises like a fortress so that people who are not concerned with the project don’t jump in to have a glance and thus put their lives at risk. Yes, you read that right. Life in a construction site is always at risk if people do not follow the correct safety procedures and overlook safety protocols. Thus, it becomes very important for the companies to set some strict rules and regulations concerning the safety of its employees and people visiting the site. Once that is done, they also need to ensure that people follow the rules without showing any sort of negligence. We can only hope that once they start following the rules, the incidences of accidents happening in construction sites will come down. It may not be possible to completely eliminate the risk. However it can definitely be controlled and the numbers can be brought down.

What could be done to avoid risks? This is probably a million dollar question. There are many methods by which one can avoid an accident happening in a construction site. We would be discussing a few of them.

Wear those belts when working at heights:  Workers working at heights are more prone to accidents. There are high chances of them losing their balance and meeting with an eventuality. Well, the risk of falling down always lies for a worker working at altitudes. However it can be diminished by following certain safety parameters. The most effective one could be to wear a belt that is tucked around your waist and can hold you from falling if at all you lose your balance. Many big construction companies have started following this method to avoid accidents and loss of life of their workers.

Wearing helmets:-  This has been made a very important safety protocol in all construction companies and everyone has to follow them. You step in a construction site and you’ll be asked to wear a helmet, without which you’d probably not be allowed to have a visit. When you visit a construction site, you’ll always find dust particles and small pieces of stones falling from the top. Well, they may not harm you but you never know when a piece of brick comes down and unfortunately you stand just below it to have that fall on your head. That could be fatal. Anything that falls from an altitude falls with great force and has a damaging effect on us. Wearing a helmet can certainly save us from such fatalities.

Wearing gloves and other accessories:-  When the workers are at work, they should ensure they wear gloves all the times. The construction site is full with rusty stuffs and you never know when you have to pick something which may not look rusty but is rusty enough to bruise your palms. Wearing gloves can prevent those small accidents.

These safety protocols are not only for workers working in a construction site but it’s meant for everyone who enters the premises.

Posted on April 11, 2013 by admin under

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