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Is the Construction Site Safe? Here’s the Safety Audits that Must Not be Overlooked

It cannot be negated that sometimes, little things at the construction site are overlooked by site managers. This is where a Safety Audit becomes necessary because this ensures that the site is safe for everyone. So how do you ensure construction site safety?

 

Site security is hugely important, as any unauthorized visitors to your site will almost certainly create damage or get themselves harmed. Warning signs aren’t simply for construction site workers. They must be displayed in the most obvious places, or ones that would deter any would-be trouble makers. All equipment for moving upward and gaining access to higher areas must be stowed properly. Usually, break-ins to construction sites take place in the dark. Therefore, any open holes must be covered, and drop offs protected.

Storage of materials is similarly essential, and as well as general orderliness, a number of smaller considerations should be taken into account. You must make sure you deal with rubbish effectively. Waste disposal is very important, and spills should be deal with swiftly. Bear in mind, many spillages on construction sites will be of a flammable nature, and must be dealt with immediately.

And there, of course, there are fire extinguishers. Any Construction Safety Audit will require fire extinguishers to be properly placed, maintained and checked. Combustible materials should also be confined to the appropriate section of the site, and properly labeled. In the unfortunate event of a fire, the fire department number should be properly and regularly signposted throughout the site.

Many construction sites will have a confined space. In this situation, you will have to prove that you have trained everyone appropriately on health and safety. Remember you have a requirement to obtain and show the correct permits in many cases. You will also be aware of the necessity of a standby person. This person must have the appropriate training, and must be taking the appropriate precautions.

Show that employees are trained in use of personal protective equipment (PPE), as well as being accomplished and certified. Every instance where PPE can be used, it should be used. Similarly, correct on-site sanitation and drinking water must be provided by any site. Failure to adhere to these rules will result in a Construction Safety Audit going badly for the entire site.

Fulfill all the requirements of an audit and you probably won't have any accidents on your site. That's what everyone involved wants, but sometimes accidents do just happen. Remember that these rules are here to help you, not hinder your work in any way. If you see something that goes against any health and safety issues, get in touch with your site manager quickly. Remember, one mistake, if considered severe enough, can close any site, which means you and your workmates will cannot work on the site.

Just make sure that you remember the important points measured herein so that when the time comes that you will be doing a safety audit, you will be able to pass. In addition, aside from mere passing, your workers will all be in safe hands.

Last modified on Thursday, 08 September 2016 01:26
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