An untidy project is invariably an unsafe project. You’ve probably heard this many times before, but it’s usually true. Materials, tools and equipment, stored and stacked untidily, results in dangerous situations and often accidents. An untidy project site can result in:
Materials and tools left lying around the project get damaged, lost or stolen, which impacts productivity and costs money to repair or replace. Searching for misplaced tools wastes time.
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"A tidy construction site gives the impression that the project is well organised and managed."
Is your construction project tidy?
Enforce good housekeeping from the start of the project because it’s difficult to change people’s poor habits part way through. It’s often just as easy to stack an item neatly, as it is to throw it randomly on the ground, and it doesn’t take any longer to put an item of equipment back into its storage container than leave it lying around.
Is your project site tidy? Does your team look after their equipment and materials?
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2/9/2022 08:55:06 am
Thank you for informing us that leaving goods strewn over the area might cause trip risks. I just started a construction firm, so I still have a lot to learn. I found your essay to be quite useful and will use it as a guide for me, from purchasing the fill dirt, soil, and sand to finishing.
21/9/2022 08:20:11 pm
With the benefits of a focus on safety being quite obvious, it is time to take a closer look at your construction site to see if you are doing all you can to protect your company. To build a culture of safety, make safety requirements a condition of employment. Host regular training to ensure everyone understands your safety recommendations, and reward workers who regularly make safety a priority.
I totally agree when you said that things can fall off the scaffolding when they are not stored or placed there properly. I guess one of the height safety products that contractors should have is an organizer or storage place for the workers while they are working at a height. This will also mean that they also think about the safety of those on the ground working on some other parts of the site.
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