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Prevent these three common construction site accidents

by , 21 May 2014
As an employer, you have 1527 health and safety obligations. Don't fulfil just one of them and you'll be liable for injury claims. You'll also face a fine from the DoL or a jail sentence of up to two years.
A very important obligation is to protect your employees from accidents.

There are certain construction site accidents that are more likely to cause injuries at work and accident claims than others. If you fulfil your obligation to protect your employees against these accidents, you can avoid most accidents.

Here are the three most important construction site accidents you need to protect your employees from...

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Your 1 527 health and safety duties as an employer
 
When was the last time you checked what disinfecting agents and cleaning materials your company uses? 
Do you comply with the Hazardous Chemical Regulations? 
 
There are over 1 500 items you must evaluate in your workplace according to the OHS Act and hundreds more from SABS 0400: National Building regulations. 
 
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Here are the three most important accidents you need to prevent on your construction site

It's important for you to prevent these accidents is because they are some of the most common. 
They are: 
 
1. Employees falling of off scaffolding;
2. Employees suffering head injuries; and
3. Employees getting electric shocks.
 
These three types of accidents are very common and if you can prevent them you can save yourself a lot of money.
 
But how should you prevent them?
 
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This essential tool guarantees your construction site will always be fully compliant with the DoL's new construction regulations...
 
If your site fails to comply with just one of the 26 DoL construction regulations, it could result in an incident that leaves dozens of people injured or even dead!
 
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Preventing these common accidents is easy if you know how

Preventing falls: The Health and Safety Advisor says you must have a fall protecting plan (FPP) in place. You must include any work where employees can fall in your FPP.
 
Preventing head injuries: You have to provide your employees with hard hats. They're one of the most important pieces of PPE. If you ensure all your employees have and wear hard hats, you can protect them from head injuries.
 
Preventing electrocution: The important this to do here is maintain your electrical system so it won't shock your employees. You must also put safety signs up to warn employees when they work with electrical circuits.
 
If you can prevent these three accidents, which as you can see is simple to do, you can avoid lots of injury claims.
 


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