Construction has been around for thousands of years already, far before even the word was even coined. Today, construction sites are ubiquitous in all parts of the world which makes it imperative for construction companies and governments to ensure that the people working in the site are beyond the reach of harm as possible which also reassures that erection of the infrastructure will be built smoothly as possible that will also be an essential component to preventing any possibility of collapsing. To do so, people who handle this situation are to have all the necessary equipment that guarantees safety to its workers.
Proper structural analysis
Structural integrity is one of the most important aspects that an infrastructure should have, and doing an analysis regarding the components foolproofs the design by having sufficient amount of data to determine its stress levels through strain gauge installation which measures the force, pressure, or tension by converting it into electrical resistance which then relays the data to support the analysis on the stationary object or mechanism.
Fall protection and scaffolds
Whether the infrastructure is only two floors high or erecting a 50 storey building, workers should be equipped with harnesses considering the fact that falling off of a construction site is one of the leading causes of deaths in the industry. All workers that are handling tasks which are fall hazards should always be hooked with a fall protective gear, and checking it to ensure that it works properly.
A lot of constructions make use of scaffolds to have maximum reach while also be able to have maximum load of the materials needed for efficiency. Scaffolds and fall protection gear work hand in hand to guarantee the workers’ safety.
Personal protective equipment
All workers should have the essential equipment before they even start working on the construction site. This includes safety goggles/mask which shields the eyes against foreign objects, safety boots which are non-slip and hard toe-cap, and especially hard hats to protect against potential objects falling from above.
All construction companies should always ensure that their workers are properly trained and have the sufficient amount of knowledge needed not only in building a structure, but also ensuring their safety wherein they are able to determine what gear they should have in a specific work area, and preventive measure they should do in a given situation.
Safety is the cooperation between the knowledge of a worker, the equipment needed, and the construction company’s commitment on their employees’ safety. Through this, structural stability, and personnels’ workers safety are achieved.