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In the following discussion some of the most simple and general safety issues which must be followed in the site are shown:

Core areas covered for safety considerations:

  • Excavation
  • House Keeping
  • Scaffolding
  • Working at heights

Safety problems in core areas:

1.EXCAVATION

PROBLEM

Excavation was carried out for the depth of more than 3 m without any slope for a running length of more than 50m

SOLUTION

Slope should be provided at regular intervals to avoid collapse and injuries

 

PROBLEM

No proper approach path to the excavated area

excavation safety

SOLUTION

Approach path is a must for excavated area to avoid laborers from falling into excavated area

PROBLEM

No precautionary measures were taken to prevent the tree from falling into the excavated area.

excavation safety at construction sites

SOLUTION

Either the tree should have been cut or it should have been strengthened

construction safety at site

 

 

2.House keeping

construction safety at site

PROBLEM

TMT rods were not stacked and were found lying on main approach road to the site

SOLUTION

construction safety at site

TMT rods should been stacked properly and approach should be devoid of any

PROBLEM

Debris were dumped within the construction site

SOLUTION

Debris should be dumped in proper landfills to avoid breeding of mosquitoes

 

3.SCAFFOLDING:

PROBLEM

Foot bearing plate was found missing in scaffolding base

construction safety at site

SOLUTION

Foot bearing plates should be provided to prevent the scaffolding collapse.

4.WORKING AT HEIGHTS:

PROBLEM

Laborers were found working without helmets and safety belts at heights more than 12m

SOLUTION

Helmets and safety belts are a must while working at a height of above 4m to avoid any fatalities.

construction safety at site

construction safety at site

PROBLEM

No walking platform was used for working at heights

SOLUTION

A firm, well supported walking platform should be used while working at heights to ensure safety

construction safety at site

GENERAL SAFETY

PROBLEMS

Worker was found without hand gloves, safety helmets, safety shoes

SOLUTION

Hand gloves, safety helmets and safety shoes are must to minimize the fatalities during accidents.

construction safety at site

SOME MOST ESSENTIAL SAFETY ISSUES:

  • The construction site should be barricaded
  • Caution boards should be provided
  • Fire extinguishers should be provided on site
  • Hygienic conditions should be maintained in labour colony

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