Safety measures to reduce risks to the workforce and community

Safety is of paramount importance within any site environment, as a vigilant approach to safety can prevent unnecessary accidents and save lives. 

There should be no shortcuts taken where safety is concerned.

Safety awareness should be constantly raised and promoted to protect workers, visitors and the public.

Examples of how sites have reinforced safety measures to reduce risks to the workforce and community include:

  • Operatives were provided with a safety ‘passport’ with helmet stickers, as evidence of having successfully undergone the contractor’s induction;
  • The company had a Health and Safety culture programme in place which was promoted throughout the site and extensively advertised in many forms to keep safety issues relevant;
  • Pedestrian walk routes were indicated on the logistics plan, with green routes clearly marked. These routes were also shared with the neighbouring contractor;
  • A footway was extended, to ensure that the public were not put at additional risk, by the construction process;
  • A signed dog walking route was formed around the site perimeter with dog waste bins provided around the route to keep the route litter-free.

Footer Reference

First Visit Monitor Report, St Edmunds Terrace, Mace, July 2014; Considerate Constructors Scheme Site Registration Examples of Good Practice Brochure; Second visit Monitor Report, R G Carter, Norfolk, August 2015.


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