When working on a construction site, it’s important to take extra precautions to avoid any accidents. Here are a few tips for staying safe when working -- and for keeping your workers safe.
Hold Safety Meetings
Hold meetings every month with all of your workers. Go over various safety measures. Make sure they know how to operate all the machinery, which equipment and gear they need to wear, and what to do if something happens.
Make Sure There’s Lighting
Make sure there is plenty of lighting on the site. This is especially important if you work at night. Lack of lighting can lead to falls and injuries.
It’s not just about the lighting. Make sure everyone is wearing bright gear that makes them clearly visible. In addition, avoid wearing tinted glasses that obstruct your vision.
Inspect your equipment regularly. Make sure the equipment adheres to all safety standards. Look for flaws and safety issues that may have arisen since the last inspection.
Make sure ladders and scaffolds are properly and securely attached. Test them before going up and using them.
Make sure to be alert and well slept. Being tired or lethargic can lead to fatal errors. What you eat and drink has a lot to do with your state of mind. Make sure that you are always fully hydrated. Eat a light and healthy lunch, and avoid foods that might make you drowsy.
Finally, make sure to have a first aid kit on hand.
In the case of an injury, contact us for legal help today.