Construction sites are often high-traffic, busy areas. To keep visitors safe, it is of vital importance that contractors and visitors alike know their responsibilities on site.
It is a contractor’s responsibility to keep all persons on site safe, including workers, subcontractors, and visitors.
When allowing visitors at the worksite, controls should be in place to ensure their safety.
- Knowing who is on site in the event of an emergency is of critical importance; ensure that all visitors sign in and out of the site
- Provide visitors on site with appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), including head and foot protection; never allow persons on site without the proper safety gear
- Provide visitors with an escort on site to ensure their safety
- Provide signage that communicates hazards on site
- Ensure that emergency contacts are posted on site, in the event of an incident
- Control access to site by using controls such as alarms and fencing
- Ensure all visits are scheduled so that proper controls can be in place for the duration of their visit
- Restrict access to areas that may be hazardous or dangerous to visitors (i.e. open holes in floors)
It is a visitor’s responsibility to adhere to all procedures, rules, and regulations on site to keep themselves and workers safe.
As a visitor on site, responsibilities include:
- Obtain permission prior to entering a construction site
- Signing in and out on site to advise contractor of their presence on site
Safety Controls & Regulations
- Wearing all required personal protective equipment (PPE) properly on site
- Comply with all safety procedures and regulations on site
- Staying with escort personnel
- Report any unsafe acts or conditions to the contractor
- Report any injuries sustained on site to the contractor