A construction worker has one of the toughest jobs in the world. In addition to their key role in erecting homes, establishments and buildings, they have to deal with basking in the sunlight all day long, withstanding extreme heat and breathing in polluted air.
For our hard working builders, the least we can provide for them is a comfortable and safe environment. After all, our lives are also in their hands.
According to Form Direct, ‘Reliability can make or break a project’. Construction workers who do their jobs under the worst conditions will have a difficult time performing well, causing trouble that will affect all those involved, from the business owners themselves to the building goers.
It is important to protect all the builders from head to toe. Not only should their apparel be heavy duty, they should also be susceptible to airflow so that they can work at ease. Providing your workers with the right footwear will keep their feet from heavy objects – make sure they have a padded top collar for comfort.
Other than their gear, it is important to keep a portable toilet and some tissue paper nearby for sanitary purposes. Keep a disinfectant around if things get messy.
When thinking about safety, remember that looking at the details is just as significant as foolproofing on a bigger scale.
A major cause of falls for construction workers are faulty ladders and stairways. Failure to secure a ladder may lead to accidents. Ladders that are defective should be repaired or replaced immediately to avoid injuries.
What is also often overlooked in construction safety is using the right markers to signify a danger zone. Safety cones, marking tape and flagged ropes are essential. Remember to teach your workers the proper usage of every barrier.
All this may take time and effort, but just note that if you are ensuring the comfort and safety of your workers, you are also ensuring your own.