- Items lying untidily on the site create trip hazards.
- It forces workers to take alternative routes to bypass the obstructions, making these routes congested and dangerous.
- Poor stacking can result in the materials becoming dislodged and toppling on to people or equipment.
- Tools and equipment poorly stored or left lying on the ground may be damaged by being stood on, driven over, or water and dust entering them, which causes damage and may make them unsafe.
- Materials and equipment badly stored on scaffolding and elevated structures can fall off, damaging the item, the equipment they fall on, and possibly injuring or killing people below, so they should be stacked neatly, where they cannot be accidentally bumped and dislodged from their positions (even an item, such as a bolt, dropped from height can cause serious injury).
- Loose debris can become missiles in windy conditions causing damage and injury. Keep loose items contained and trash in a dumpster.
- Emergency and evacuation routes can become obstructed.
- Trash can create a fire risk.
- Trash can attract vermin.
- Trash can clog storm water drains resulting in flooding.
- Trash can spill or blow onto neighboring properties resulting in unhappy neighbors.
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