Making sure our employees arrive home safely after a hard day’s work is our number one priority and we will always work with them to minimise safety risks on site by providing continuous training. At the same time it is also the responsibility of all personnel to consider the safety implications to themselves, workmates and public with every action they take.
When starting work on a new site employees should always make it their priority to report any unsafe working conditions to their Labour Manager and if for any reason they are unsure how to carry out the job safely, they should consult the site supervisor.
Here are 4 key ways to protect yourself and others from serious injury on site
- Have the correct PPE – Always protect your head and feet with appropriate head/foot wear and wear a high visibility shirt at all times. Eye protection is necessary when carrying out any type of work on site. However, there may be specific tasks when extra protection is required such as face shields and welding hoods.
- Avoid working while fatigued – Never push yourself to a limit where you could misjudge a situation or use a piece of equipment unsafely and end up harming yourself or others. When fatigued the human body is slower and the brain loses concentration easily. If you feel unwell or fatigued we would always advise that you stop working and contact your labour manager.
- Be aware of your surroundings – Stay alert and be aware of potential hazards surrounding you. Never remain in an area where you are not needed and where heavy machinery is being operated
- Watch out for tools and equipment – Power tools and heavy machinery can be lethal on a work site and should never be used unless you have received the correct training. It is also important to check that power tools are in good condition and safety guards are in working order.
If you are interested in speaking further regarding any safety concerns or you would like to speak to a consultant about upcoming work opportunities please give us a call on 1800 799 388.