Keeping a step ahead of visitors on-site
HazardCo understands just how busy a construction site can get. In addition to your team coming and going from site, you need to keep on top of subbies, site deliveries, engineers, architects, assessors, the client… it can be a full time job to keep tabs on everyone. So the team at HazardCo has put together a few tips to help you stay one step ahead when it comes to visitors on-site.
As the main builder on-site, you have an obligation to make sure the health and safety of visitors is not at risk when they’re on your construction site. We recommend that you fence the site with limited entry/exit points and keep these shut. This helps to manage people coming and going. Having a clear site entry also makes it easy to work out where your Hazard Board – make sure they’re hard to miss for anyone entering your site.
It’s important to note, that while you need to manage on-site visitors, they are equally responsible for their own health and safety. What’s more, they have an obligation to ensure their actions don’t have an adverse impact on the health and safety of anyone else on-site. Once visitors understand this, it’s often easier to get their participation.
Ask your visitors to follow the site managers requests while on-site, which are likely to include:
- Scanning in and out of site every time they visit.
- Following the site rules.
- Completing an induction on their first visit.
- Staying up-to-date with site health and safety by checking the hazard board each time they visit site.
- Staying aware of their own health and safety and that of others, while they’re on-site.
Running a HazardCo site makes things easier for yourself and your visitors since you can get everyone using the free HazardCo App for their site inductions, and to scan in and out of site every time. Just remember, when you communicate everyone’s obligations it can help to share the responsibility. When everyone’s looking out for each other it’s easier to keep everyone on-site safe.