Understanding difficulties facing hearing impaired individuals

Sites should seek to understand and implement measures to assist operatives and visitors who suffer from disabilities.

All members of the workforce should appreciate and understand the difficulties facing hearing impaired individuals.

To raise awareness and gain a better understanding, the following actions were taken:

  • A local school for deaf children was invited on to site;
  • The children were tasked with pointing out the dangers and difficulties the site imposed for them and presented their ideas back to the senior project manager;
  • The management team then went on to implement the pupils recommendations, which included telescoping tape barriers at the vehicle entrance and enabling a deaf person to access the turnstile and intercom entrance system.

This allowed improvements to be made and the workforce were able to appreciate the impact of construction dangers from the perspective of vulnerable members of the community.

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Monitor Report, Quadrant Construction Services Ltd, London, June 2015


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