Did you know building sites are among the more potentially dangerous workplaces you could work in today? While safety has greatly improved in a number of ways in recent years, accidents and injuries still occur on building sites. Some of these are more serious than others, but in any case an injury can cause someone significant pain and disruption to their life.
Proper organisation of a building site is the first major step towards making it safer for all concerned. It is the responsibility of the site owner and manager to ensure this is the case. However, this is only the beginning. Assessing every area of the construction site for potential risks must also be done. This will ensure those risks can be identified and dealt with, which in turn will make the site much safer.
Building site safety, people and vehicles
One of the more important areas of building site safety concerns the movement of people and vehicles around the site. With lots of different trades working on various areas of the site, there can be many potential dangers involved. For example, several people can be working on different tasks in the same area at the same time.
Add to that the presence of numerous vehicles, perhaps delivering items to be used during the building process, and you can see how potential risk factors can come into play. A risk assessment should help make sure any and all risks are highlighted and dealt with.
How serious can injuries sustained on a building site be?
While minor injuries can occur in a variety of ways, more serious injuries can also occur. These can happen via electrocution, falls from height, crushing injuries caused by being hit by a vehicle, and so on. Anyone who has been hurt in this way will know the injuries can have a serious knock-on effect on their life.
If you’ve been hurt on a building site in the past three years, and there is a chance negligence on the part of someone else was involved, you should call 0800 689 0500 now to speak with someone at Accident Advice Helpline. With our assistance, you could be represented in a compensation claim by an experienced compensation lawyer. Make that call today and you can soon find out for certain whether such a claim would be a smart idea in your particular case.
Date Published: January 25, 2016
Author: Allison Whitehead