Safety Safety Alerts

Safety Alert – How accidents can occur when carrying out construction activities

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Published in November 2014.

Key Messages

  • Always operate equipment correctly and how you have been trained to do so
  • Ensure guards are properly and securely in place when using equipment
  • Never attempt to cut corners to save time or prevent other material from being damaged
  • Ensure pre use checks are carried out on equipment before being put to use
  • Ensure good standards of housekeeping are maintained at all times
  • Make sure correct PPE is being worn at all times
  • All ways be aware of your surroundings when carrying out construction activities
  • If unsure of the activity STOP and ask a supervisor or manager for advice