How to Manage Safety at Construction Site?

Safety at construction site is of prominent priority. Several measures that need to be taken to prevent construction site accidents by civil site engineer and safety engineer is discussed.

Follow following guidelines for effecting management of safety at construction sites:

  • Good housekeeping should be maintained at all situations.
  • Safety helmets, shoes, belts should be given to the workers to avoid the causes of injuries
  • Do not interfere with fire fighting equipment and electrical circuits
  • Proper labour shed has to be provided to the labour
  • Proper ventilation, lighting facilities, drinking water and sanitary facilities should be provided to the labour
  • Ensures Implementation of law of the land with respect to safety and health.
  • Create safety organization with Health and First aid facilities.
  • Adequate budget.
  • Standard, quality & timely supply of personnel protective equipment.
  • Neat based and adequate safety auditing and training to site management team & others
  • Organization for house keeping and deployment of qualified P& M person.
  • Incident and injury free work place.
  • Safety promotional activities.
  • Availability of recognized health care center.
  • Adequate provision of fire prevention systems.
  • No child labour.
  • No smoking.
  • Appropriate badges for identification of JMC staffs, contractors and others.
  • Formation of safety committee.
  • Workers will be covered under occupation accident policy.
  • Monitoring of implementation

Responsibilities of Safety Engineer at Construction Site

  • Before commencing any work on site, Safety Officer is appointed who will ensure the safety measures at site
  • The safety measures to be adopted at the site will be the responsibilities of the Engineer executing the work
  • The safety officer will go for safety rounds all over the site every day and advise the concerned Supervisor regarding any unsafe act or condition and the remedial action required will be implemented.
  • Safety training’s will be conducted to all workers and staff before they start their work and as well as at regular intervals.
  • Those records of trainings will be maintained by safety officer.