The Importance of Safe Major Sites
Safe Major Site Safety
It’s not only the physical safety of workers that makes site safety regulations important. Workers and clients respect a safety-focused company and it can be a major differentiator when bidding for contracts.
A Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) must be prepared for all high risk construction projects before starting work. It should outline the scope of work, any potential safety issues, and how they will be prevented and managed. It should be visible on the construction site, with a 24 hour emergency contact number and map or directions to the site office.
It’s important to encourage workers to take responsibility for their own safety by offering incentives like points or prizes for participating in weekly toolbox talks, wearing personal protective equipment, and reporting near misses. It’s also crucial to have clear communication channels between management and workers to resolve any issues quickly. It’s also a good idea to have security measures in place on the construction site to prevent vandalism and unauthorized equipment tampering around the clock.