Making Construction Sites Safer

24th May

Citrus Training recently featured on an ITV news video about safety on construction sites. Tragically, earlier on this year a man lost his life whilst working on a construction site. Click here to see the ITV news story.

Construction companies face ongoing liabilities each day on the job. They must take proper steps to avoid these liabilities through the right training. Company owners must ensure that their supervisors and managers understand the requirements for risk mitigation and prevention of on-site injuries and property damage. The following is information about the opportunities that are achievable after Site Safety Plus Training.

Site Preparation and Mitigation

The first steps are to follow site preparation and mitigation strategies. All construction zones must present notifications around its parameter warning outsiders of risks. The lettering on signs must measure at least ten inches. The foreman or supervisor must ensure that proper barriers are in place around the entire site. This lowers the risk of injuries related to unlawful entry of the work site.

Acquiring Proper Permits and Inspections

The construction company must acquire adequate permits for their projects. Safety regulations are defined through federal and state building codes. The acquisition of construction-based permits require all companies to schedule inspections at specific stages of the project. These training courses prepare supervisors for these inspections. They are trained to mitigate work site risks during each phase of the construction.

Mitigating Worker-Related Injuries

The supervisors must conduct inspections of the work site to lower the risk of worker-related injuries. They must utilize waste management services to manage debris around the work site to lower these events. The training presents these supervisors with common conditions in which they should identify to prevent worker-related injuries within the construction site.

Ongoing Assessments of the Construction Site

Ongoing assessments are required each day within the construction site. The supervisors must review conditions that can lead to serious injuries within offshore construction zones as well as more traditional sites. The training courses provide them with better insight into these probable conditions.

Construction companies must acquire certification for health and safety training. These training courses help the company owner to lower common risks that could lead to lawsuits. They also review possible conditions that could generate a greater impact for the area surrounding the work site. Construction companies that wish to acquire CITB Site Safety Plus contact a provider now.

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