Do a thorough risk assessment and involve all employees about what they consider to be a risk in the workplace, or on the construction site for that matter.
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Carry out a task safety analysis on all medium to high-risk work performed.
Develop and implement safe working procedures for all of your employees, especially those who work in medium to high-risk zones.
Make a list of the safety rules (the Dos and Don'ts) from your safe work procedure.
Develop safety talks on tasks which could result in harm or loss.
Train your employees on all the risks and hazards identified in your workplace.
Do monthly inspections of your workplace – this includes your tools, equipment and machinery.. Train your employees to do their own little safety inspections in their work areas, and to report any potential risks or hazards immediately.
Health and safety in the workplace is vitally important, and should never be taken lightly. As you have seen in the above-mentioned news, accidents are just waiting to happen, and if you don't take proactive steps in order to prevent them, you could pay a massive price – not just in money, but in something invaluable, namely life.
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