You probably already know that the construction site can be a dangerous place. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, nearly one in five workplace deaths happened in the construction industry in 2021.
That’s the sobering news. The good news? Many injuries and deaths are entirely preventable with a bit of forethought. At Register Construction, we believe strongly in being proactive about safety on the jobsite. Here are a few tips we always try to keep at the forefront of our projects.
1. Invest in PPE
Personal protective equipment (PPE) is a must-have on any jobsite. This includes hard hats, safety glasses, earplugs or earmuffs, gloves, and steel-toed boots. But don’t stop there.
Hearing damage from loud noises is also a big concern, so if your jobsite involves heavy machinery or other sources of loud noise, consider investing in sound-deadening sheets or other noise-canceling products.
And be sure to test your safety equipment regularly to make sure it’s in good working order. It’s not enough to just have the equipment in place. You need to make sure your team is using it and that it’s working as it should.
2. …and in Your Staff
Your workers are your most valuable asset, so it’s important to invest in their safety and well-being. This means providing frequent training on safety protocols and procedures.
Remember that you need to train all employees, and not just new hires. Invest in regular safety seminars for new hires and ongoing retraining for long-term employees to keep everyone on the same page.
It’s also important that you have enough people on the site to get the job done safely. Understaffing is a major problem, leading to rushed work and an increased risk of injury.
3. Keep the Lines of Communication Open
Communication is key in any industry, but it’s especially important on a construction site. Your workers need to feel comfortable bringing up safety concerns or reporting unsafe conditions.
Encourage an open-door policy and listen to feedback from your team. This can help you identify potential hazards and take steps to mitigate them before anyone gets hurt.
4. Light It Up
Make sure your jobsite is well-lit, both inside and outside. This can help prevent accidents and make it easier to spot potential hazards.
And don’t forget about security measures. Investing in cameras and other security features can help deter theft and vandalism, as well as provide an extra layer of protection for your workers.
At Register Construction, We Care About Our Team
Here at Register Construction, safety is our top priority. We believe that every worker deserves to go home in the same condition they arrived in, and that means taking proactive steps to prevent accidents and injuries.
We invest in our employees’ safety through regular training, up-to-date equipment, and an open-door policy for communication so our workers can focus on the task at hand while creating a beautiful finished project while they’re at it.
Give us a call today if you’re curious about all the steps we’re taking to build a safer future!