There are several factors which contribute to falls on construction sites, including:
Measures that can be taken to reduce the risk of falls on construction sites:
Fall protection is one of the most effective ways to prevent falls on construction sites. Fall protection equipment, such as harnesses and lifelines, can help to prevent workers from falling and being injured.
Types of fall protection equipment available:
Fall protection equipment should be used whenever workers are working at heights. Workers should be trained on how to use fall protection equipment and it should be mandatory to use it whenever they are working at heights.
Safe Work Practices
In addition to using fall protection equipment, workers should also follow safe work practices to reduce the risk of falls. Safe work practices include:
Unsafe conditions should be identified and corrected to reduce the risk of falls. This may include:
Falls are a serious hazard on construction sites. By following the control measures outlined, employers and workers can help to reduce the risk of falls and keep workers safe.
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Working at height is any work that is performed above ground level and where there
Construction sites are busy and hazardous places, with heavy machinery and workers operating in close
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