Construction: The 10 Most Common Health and Safety Risks
11 April 2019
We at My Elearn Safety are always looking to share valuable information with our followers. The UK company Papertrail have written a very informative blog on the 10 Most Common Health and Safety Risks in Construction.
Health and Safety Risks
Accident fatality rates in the construction industry are double that of the sector average, with rates of minor accidents almost incalculably more.
In such an ever-changing working environment this is hardly surprising. But many employers are still unaware of their duty of care to employees, visitors, and even those not directly related to their activities.
We’ve compiled a list of the top 10 most common risks associated with working on a typical construction site, and highlighted the steps you can take today to effectively manage those risks. Read on to find out more.
Working at Heights
The construction and/or demolition of buildings frequently requires tradesmen to work at height. In 2014, falls from height were the most common cause of construction site fatalities, accounting for nearly three in ten fatal injuries to workers.
The risks associated with working at height are often increased by added access and mobility restrictions. Training, including safety awareness training, is essential for employees required to work at height.
Clearly, working at height should be treated with added caution, so be sure to follow these guides from the HSE:
…The blog goes on to include some of the following risks and also some risks you wouldn’t think of;
- Moving Objects
- Slips, trips and falls
- Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome
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