Safety within a construction site

Safety is a top priority at a construction site, this includes employees and the general public. Building sites can be extremely hazardous if they do not follow strict safety regulations.

Construction site managers should complete a thorough risk assessment and put a plan in place for all workers entering the site, these measures will include helmets and clothing, use of machinery and staff safety training.

One of the most common causes of injury within a building site is the misuse of machinery. Machinery should only be used by trained personnel, and all equipment should be tested and labelled as safe to use. Any faulty equipment must be reported and not be used until fully inspected, fixed and labelled as safe to use.

All construction sites should be cordoned off to the public with clear safety signs displayed at all times. Any individual entering the site should sign in and out, as a strict record should be kept in the event of fire safety.