It is very true that you don’t get a second chance to get construction site safety right and with that in mind, if you are the manager of a site you have to put in place as many barriers to accidents and risks as you can. One way in which you can do this is to hire the right type of equipment for the tasks at hand and ensure that you work alongside a plant hire company with a reputation for putting health and safety at the forefront of their fleet.
Equipment and machinery for construction purposes continue to be developed to not only improve upon the standards and efficiency of the tasks that they were created for, but also for the health and safety standards that keep those operating them, and others in the immediate vicinity, safe from harm.
Every construction site requires numerous bits of equipment, machinery and vehicles. A flowing and well-oiled machine of a site will have the aid and assistance of a professional plant hire company. Working with a plant hire company that you can trust offers flexibility, a wide range of fleet options and also the chance to continuously upgrade to new equipment from job to job. The highest quality of plant hire companies will always be looking to improve upon their service and the equipment that they offer to clients. In terms of safety standards this is something that is always being analysed and looking to implement ways of steadily improving standards.
Those companies with a reputation as standard bearers for health and safety on construction sites will provide a number of services and products to help you manage your site effectively. All equipment will be thoroughly checked for safety features prior to being delivered to site. This ensures you have peace of mind that when your workers enter a vehicle, or pick up a piece of heavy-duty machinery, everything has been done to ensure the tool itself is working correctly, effectively and safely.
For vehicles you will now find that the majority have reversing camera systems, or 360 degree cameras to ensure that no matter how tight a spot, or how busy a site is in terms of debris, materials, pedestrians and workers, the operator of a machine or driver of a vehicle has unrestricted sightlines to help guide them safely to where they need to be.
Safety isn’t solely down to the equipment itself though, in order to be as thorough as possible with your site safety it is important to get the people up to speed. Workers on site, operators, pedestrians and suppliers must all be given as much information as possible so that they are fully aware of the risks around them. Preventative measures built in to equipment and vehicles as previously discussed must also be clearly trained, with instructions and restrictions visible.