The construction site is known to be one of the most dangerous workplaces globally but somehow the most overlooked. More than the unprecedented number of injuries and happens that occur on-site, these circumstances have the potential to be life-threatening to the people involved. As a construction professional who has a part in managing construction projects, chances are you will be mandated to make frequent site visits and inspections, sometimes with little notice. This is enough reason for people in construction to be more vigilant than any other profession.
According to the NSW News, approximately 25,000 laborers were injured in the construction jobsite in Australia due to unsafe practices, and that’s only in the past three years. Among these, 1700 workers were permanently disabled, and 23 people lost their lives. These are undoubtedly alarming and make the construction less and less appealing. However, even as these statistics grow, the demand for new structures and projects never seems to decrease.
To help you avoid the unfortunate hazards that might happen on-site, we’ll dive into the do’s and don’ts in construction to reduce workplace accidents and to ensure your safety, and even more, the lives of your team. With these guidelines strictly implemented and continuously followed, construction will stop being a scary place.