Visual/Hearing Impairment Helmet Stickers

It is important for the safety of all involved on a construction site that those with visual and hearing impairments are clearly identified. This will ensure operatives and site management make the necessary accommodations for their needs.

See the examples below for how one site addressed this:

  • Provided stickers for visual/hearing impaired operatives to attach to their clothing or helmet.
  • The visually-impaired person has an eye symbol sticker while the hearing-impaired person has an ear symbol sticker.
  • The site also now has a liquid level indicator which fits to the rim of a cup or glass and sounds an alarm when the cup or glass is nearly full. This is useful for a blind person but also used to illustrate the difficulties in blindness which a sighted person might not recognise.

This system ensures that sites are welcoming and accommodating environments for operatives with visual/hearing impairments.

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Monitor site report. Berkeley Homes (North East London) Ltd. London. June 2017.


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