The number of occupational health and safety offences detected in Macau's construction industry almost doubled last year, according to the Macau Business website.
And 48 investigations were opened after construction site inspections, which all resulted in hefty health and safety fines.
When you start a new construction project in South Africa, you need to follow the correct procedures to avoid a R100,000 fine, two years in jail, or both, according to the OHS (Occupational Health and Safety) Act, says FSP Business.
If you're starting a new construction project, make sure you issue each employee with properly fitting PPE
One of the main legal health and safety issues in the local construction area that leads to health and safety fines is the issue of personal protective clothing and equipment or PPE.
If there're safety hazards that you can't remove or reduce, you must issue and enforce the use of PPE.
PPE must be specific to each employee's requirements.
This means you'll have to make sure any safety boots issued are the right size for each employee.
Here's how NOT to issue your employees with PPE
Construction sites in the UK have started selling PPE to employees though vending machines.
A novel approach, but it's come under fire as 'users may purchase (unseen) poorly-fitting equipment, which could be as dangerous as not wearing PPE at all,'reports the Philip Poynter Construction Safety website.
Make sure you issue each employee with the correct, properly fitting PPE by getting each employee to try on the PPE,suggests the Health and Safety bulletin.
The benefits of doing so are two fold.
You'll be protecting your employees' safety and protecting yourself from hefty penalties by complying with the Occupational Health Safety Act requirements.
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Source: 16 duties of a construction owner or agent