Construction work is undoubtedly one of the most dangerous jobs in the world. Part of this is due to the fact that construction workers often work in different environments with different kinds of equipment. So, there are plenty of hazards that they navigate to keep themselves safe when working on sites. That’s why construction inspections from Titans Commercial are crucial to both the safety and success of the project. Here are just a handful of the construction site hazards we witness regularly.
Falls from heights are one of the most common construction site hazards faced by workers. Whether you’re working on a tall building or simple scaffolding, the risk of falling is very high. To help your team avoid falls, use fall protection equipment, such as harnesses, guard rails, and safety nets. Additionally, as a site or project manager, you should take steps to ensure that all equipment is maintained and in good repair.
Electrocution is another common hazard that happens when workers come into contact with live wires or electrical equipment. To avoid electrocution, workers should always wear protective gear, like rubber-soled shoes and gloves. They should also check wires and cords for damage before using them. Moreover, have your crews keep electrical devices away from water or wet surfaces, and make sure that only certified electricians work on electrical systems.
3. Objects Striking People
Construction sites are full of equipment and materials that can fall or be knocked over, causing serious head injuries or worse. To minimize the risk of getting struck by falling objects, anyone on the site should be wearing a hard hat. Furthermore, all materials and equipment should be stored safely and correctly.
4. Machinery Accidents
An area containing machinery is another danger zone on the construction site. Workers can get caught in machinery, cut by sharp edges, or hurt by flying debris. Therefore, you should never allow an unlicensed individual to operate a heavy piece of equipment. And remember: If you need to perform maintenance or repairs, turn off the equipment and lockout/tag out before beginning work.
Keep Your Entire Construction Site Safe
Construction work is dangerous, but by following safety regulations and using safety gear, construction workers can stay safe. Furthermore, our inspections will ensure everything is being constructed properly, which will help keep your project moving. We also offer facilities management to help assist in keeping your building looking its best. So, if you’re constructing a new building in Houston, TX, contact Titans Commercial today at (713) 741-3180. We also provide environmental inspections and pest control – Everything you need to keep a project moving in the right direction.