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    Dangers of not wearing eye protection on a construction site


    Wearing eye protection on a construction site is an essential part of staying safe at work. There are numerous potential dangers on a construction site. Following the safety, protocols help minimise them.

    Safety goggles fall into the category of Personal Protective Equipment. They are especially important to prevent getting injured on a construction site because of the numerous potential health and safety hazards in the environment.

    Why is wearing eye protection on a construction site so important?

    In the event of an accident on a construction site, it’s vitally important that you are as well protected as possible. Without eye protection, you could suffer serious, debilitating injuries.

    • Protection: First and foremost, wearing eye protection on a construction site is essential to prevent debris and shrapnel going in your eyes. From minute hazards such as dust to flying metal pieces, safety goggles are an essential guard and serious accident preventative. Eye injuries from construction site accidents can range from the irritating to the debilitating. If you’re lucky, you may get away with a scratch and some minor discomfort. In more serious cases, you could be looking at permanent blindness.
    • Efficiency: As well as providing you with resolute protection, wearing eye protection on a construction site means you are able to clearly see what you’re doing. This minimises the risk of misjudgements and mistakes happening. They also protect your eyes from harmful sun rays.

    Other Personal Protective Equipment

    Personal Protective Equipment is a legal essential on a construction site. Other typical items of PPE include:

    • Hard hats
    • Protective gloves
    • Protective headphones
    • Steel toe-capped boots

    Employers not only have to provide PPE, they also have to ensure it is effective and compliant with health and safety regulations.

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    Making a construction site accident claim

    Safety on a construction site is of paramount importance, perhaps more so than any other working environment. This is because of the nature of the machinery on site. If someone suffers a strip or fall in an office, it may hurt, but it shouldn’t be all that serious. However, if something goes wrong with a cement mixer or a pneumatic drill, that’s a very different matter.

    Have you been injured in an accident on a construction site because of faulty equipment or employer negligence? Then you may be due work injury compensation. Call Accident Advice Helpline today for a no-obligation chat with one of our expert advisors. Dial 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.

    Date Published: March 8, 2017

    Author: Accident Advice

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