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Scope of construction safety

Safety in construction is mandatory, as construction workers suffer more when compared with other industries. Effective measures should be taken to enhance safety in construction sites to prevent loss of lives, temporary/permanent damage of organs from preventable accidents.

Number of accidents in construction safety is due to lack of safety training and ignorance of following safety measures.

Accident prevention is the ultimate aim of construction management for both financial and human considerations. Appropriate safety management in construction projects will ensure proper administration of safety precaution being carried out at work place.

Types of Construction Accidents

  • Fall from Height
  • Crane accidents
  • Being struck by falling objects
  • Getting caught in confined space
  • Explosions
  • Gas leaks
  • Forklift Accidents
  • Spills of hazardous substances
  • Defective equipment and machinery

Health and Safety Management Construction Work

Safety management system offers systematic way to identify potential hazards and control risk at construction site. Construction safety professionals take care of health and safety at workplace, they must stay updated with latest health and safety procedures. Proactive safety professionals can create positive safe work culture at workplace. A competent safety professional should keep workplace safe and hazard free.

Role of construction safety professionals

  • Identifying potential hazards/ risk and implementing safety measures
  • Fire prevention plan, equipment maintenance, handling hazardous substances
  • Getting feedback from employees on health and safety to enhance health and safety
  • Monitoring and correcting unsafe condition and practices
  • Implementing effective communication across among employees of all levels
  • Preventing adjacent properties
  • Creating awareness on health and safety among employees
  • Educate on PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) kits and make sure that the employees use appropriate PPE kits.

Construction Safety Courses in UAE

Diploma in construction safety is a special course designed for professionals in construction industry. This course is promoted by Govt. of India, which covers both local and international standard laws. Mangers/ supervisors/ safety aspirants/ employees in construction field can choose these courses to get adequate knowledge and practical skills on construction safety management.

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