Updated on October 28, 2016
Even if you have been involved in a large-scale construction project, you cannot deny that you may either have witnessed the injuring of a coworker or have been aware of such incidents. Probably there may have been instances when you were able to save yourself by a split second or have been lucky to be given attention the moment you were hurt.
This does not mean, though, that we should go back to our primitive lifestyle and stop progress. Of course not! So, what do we need to reduce the incidents rate in the construction industry? Can it be possible to minimize the lives lost during ongoing construction projects while we are living in an age where in modern science pushes our limits towards a brighter future? Fortunately, the answer is yes.
Here are several ways to prevent construction site dangers
Follow Safety Measures
First, you need to follow all the standard security measures given by industry specialists and legitimate bodies. All team members should wear the required helmets, head-mounted torches, safety belts, safety shoes, gloves and fireproof clothes, among all the other things that provide ample protection. Also, it is crucial to make the necessary arrangements with regards to ambulances, in the case of medical emergencies. A construction worker has the right to complain to the authorities, like statutory bodies, in case the company does not observe the required safety measures.
Ensure The Managers Follow Safety Guidelines
Keep in mind that the safety manuals are meant to be implemented and not displayed as decorations in your office. Vigilant enforcement agencies, as well as strict laws, are doing their best to make sure that construction site managers follow their guidelines on safety. They should not only be concerned about the money spent on penalty charges, but rather on their reputation as construction companies or managers in charge of their workers’ well-being.
Statistics have proven that teaming up with a co-worker reduces the levels of stress, fear and anxiety among those involved in high-risk work, and who are frequently exposed to dangerous working conditions. This results in boosting the productivity of workers and in turn adding to the bottom-line of the company. However, not everyone shares this same trend of thought.
Make Use Of Alarms
Most people strongly encourage using man down duress alarms. This small GPS-enabled gadget acts as a major mode of notification whenever a worker has problems with regards to his physical and mental health during work time. Their arguments develop around the reality that there are lots of instances when only highly skilled workers with high salaries can work. Moreover, it is not a cost-effective plan to get another worker who will be totally useless and become a wasted resource, except for looking after the safety of men at work.