Construction hazards are heavily dependent on the type of construction work that is being carried out. For example, working on scaffolding presents entirely different hazards to working with asbestos. Safety awareness is important when working on different pieces of equipment and surfaces, such as up on scaffolding, ladders, and roofs.
Its essential that anyone; workers & supervisors, who works at height in any place, including a place at or below ground level should undertake training to prove that they are competent and safe in their work. Ensuring workers safety on construction sites starts with a strong hazard assessment & management leadership.
Scaffolding – When installed correctly, these platforms provide a comfortable working surface, avoiding the loss of balance and overreaching, while allowing employees to place tools and materials that would otherwise place stress on their body. It should be installed by a competent person and have proper components (bracing, planks minimum 18 inches wide, proper access).