For all the health and safety plans in place on the construction site, the rapidity with which immediate help can be found can make a real difference to the severity of an onsite injury.
However site operatives can be wearing fairly generic PPE, and those that are first aid trained can be hard to quickly identify. Furthermore, although first aiders have first aid stickers on their hard hats, these can be hard to see; firstly because construction sites can be busy and secondly because hard hats often have many stickers on them (e.g. name, company name, induction sticker plus more).
The C360 team have devised a very simple yet innovative solution to this issue. As the pictures display, hi-vis polo top PPE embroided with first aid symbols on the upper arm and back more clearly indicate site operatives who are first aiders and therefore can be effective in an emergency situation.
Entry submitted by Costain/Skanska JV
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