Construction workers face a variety of hazards while at work each day. These hazards include falling objects, vehicles that can tip over and the hazards of working outdoors during times of inclement weather. However, there are many steps you can take to stay safe while on a construction site.
Be on the Lookout for Hazards
Ideally, your employer will inspect the job site each day to look for any hazards that may exist. However, a dangerous condition may not become apparent until after you start digging, cutting or climbing. Therefore, it is important that you stay vigilant throughout your shift and report any dangerous conditions to your supervisor.
Always Have a Way to Communicate With Others
You should never be on or close to a job site without a way to get in touch with a colleague or supervisor. In some cases, this may mean bringing your phone with you while climbing a pole or having a two-way radio that you can use if cell service is poor on the job site. If you are working in a tight space, make sure that someone will come to check on you every few minutes to make sure that you’re alright.
Make Sure the Equipment You Use Is Properly Maintained
It can be a good idea to do a visual inspection prior to getting into an excavator, bulldozer or similar type of machine. The folks at QuickLifts in Indianapolis can inspect, maintain and generally make sure that these and other tools can be used safely. In addition to making sure that a machine is safe to use, be sure that you only use equipment that you have been trained to drive or otherwise operate.
In addition to repairing and maintaining construction equipment, we also rent and sell used equipment. You can get in touch with us online or by phone to learn more about how we can help meet your needs.