Colour Blindness Awareness

Based on the hearts and minds cultural ladder, we are striving towards a proactive- generative safety culture. We as a project, in tandem with the client, have open dialogue with the site personnel.

One of the items brought to us by our site safety reps was the issue of colour blindness within construction/project workers. We started research into the issue and found diverse and multifaceted issues in general life and that of construction activities.

We found that some operatives in construction are affected in their general day to day lives and that of the projects they work on. Chief amongst these being electrical trades, as an example this could include electricians facing difficulties with coloured LEDs and wiring.

With this in mind we rolled out a Toolbox talk on the various types of colour blindness that affects the general population.

The most common ones fall under Protanopia, Deuteranopia and Dichromacy, where the Rods (black and white) and Cones (colour receptors) in the make-up of a functioning eye do not develop to their normal functionality.

On the canteen wall we placed posters of the Ishihara test scale with the associated information of what the scales mean (also covered in the TBT) and online services that could also be used.

To find out more, click the link below.

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