Construction and building industry are on the road to recovery following the downturn caused by the pandemic, and this is a good point in time to remind ourselves about fundamentals of safety which is critical in this profession. It all starts with equipment that is functional and properly selected for the task on hand. Awareness and clear communication among team members ensure that everyone knows of the risks in real time as they may develop. Training is also critical and proper documentation must be maintained.
- Equipment used should suit the task, and all material and machinery needs to be well maintained.
- Awareness of risks and communication among workers are ways to reduce accidents.
- Before going to the construction site, training sessions should address both simple and complex things.
“However, when it comes to safety, this needs to be learned before entering the construction site.”