The nature of work undertaken on a construction site means there is an increase in hazards, and the chances of accidents occurring, in comparison to the average workplace. Clear guidelines on health and safety must be in place to ensure a safe working environment.
Onsite equipment should be checked before use and should be subject to full maintenance checks regularly to ensure correct functionality. A maintenance schedule will help ensure this work is completed.
Workers should have full training before they complete any work. This should be to a high level and cover both their role and health and safety.
Any potential hazards on a construction site should be labelled with safety signs and must be clearly visible to workers.
The correct equipment for personal safety such as goggles or gloves should be provided to workers.