Safety messages need to be communicated clearly and effectively on site to prevent incidents and accidents. Verbal reminders can be a powerful way of reinforcing these messages and making people think about their safety.
See the examples below for how one site addressed this while also working with the local community:
- The site installed a turnstile at the site entrance programmed with nine different safety messages. The announcements are played each time the turnstile is used to verbally communicate safety messages and make people think about their working methods on site. The messages are:
– Do you have all your PPE?
– Have you received your daily task briefing?
– Safety is our number one priority.
– Don’t walk by.
– Ensure you work safely.
– Have you inspected your tools?
– Have you read your safe system of work?
– Report any unsafe acts or conditions.
– A clean site is a happy site.
- This system has been enhanced by the addition of the voice of a young boy from the local community. The boy is particularly interested in the site and likes to watch the works progress. The site team have said that using a child’s voice helps strengthen the safety messages by making people think about their own families.
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Monitor report. Kier Construction. London. December 2017.