As we get closer to springtime and the official ‘start’ of the construction season, I thought it would be prudent to provide a quick refresher on some important tips to work safely on site:
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is your first defence against job site hazards.
Before beginning a job, be sure to identify and assess any safety risks present. Once they are identified, eliminate or minimize the risk.
Safety is Everyone’s Responsibility
Foster a safety culture on site. Safety is everyone’s responsibility. If you see a safety hazard, be sure to report it.
If you Don’t Know… Ask
If you aren’t sure how to safely complete a task, ask.
Only operate tools/equipment that you are qualified to use.
Avoid Slips, Trips and Falls
Slips, trips, and falls are one of the most common sources of accidents on site. Be sure to clear any tripping hazards (including electrical cords, uneven flooring) from worksites.
Have First Aid Kits Available
Make sure that you have fully stocked first aid kits on site.