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Safety Advice For Builders

Builders should always take the correct precautions to make certain their safety on building sites. This article contains a few guidelines which you must follow as a builder to make certain your safety on a construction site. Take note that this article provides some general guidelines only and are just recommendations from the writer. For much more comprehensive safety guidelines you must consult your construction company.




Ladders

As a builder do not be persuaded to be butch. It's important that you anchor the very best end of your ladder to something safe and avoid taking risks with old broken ladders.

Scaffolding

As a builder do not be afraid to request additional scaffolding or refuse to work with it if you think it's unsafe. Scaffolding is a comparatively cheap process as well as a scarcity of it is not a risk worth taking. Also don't attempt to take shortcuts and re-arrange the scaffolding if required.

Lifting

Back injuries are one of the very most frequent kinds of injuries experienced by builders. Back injuries are readily avoidable by utilizing the correct lifting techniques and by preventing trying to lift heavy loads only. Always request somebody to help you as you do not have to be butch just because you are on a building site if the strain is too heavy.




Head Injury protection

It's a common criterion to build companies working on large sites to have all their builders wearing hard internet hats at all times. However on small sites it's rare to get a single hard hat available, not to mention a builder wearing one. The primary reason for that is that most builders working on small sites believe that hard hats are for the 'big boys only' who work on larger developments on and thus shun them at all times. However smaller sites are no less dangerous than larger ones and hence it's definitely worth making the attempt. At minimum they should be accessible on the site in order that they may be used during works where there is certainly a danger of obtaining a head injury.




Steel toe cap boots

Broken or bruised toes can be readily prevented by wearing toes with steel caps. Most builder merchants offer a variety of steel cap shoes which should be an essential portion of any builders working ensemble.

Medical kit

All builders must have a first aid kit available on site.


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