Construction Site Weather Safety Tips:
Weather varies round the year. It is important to consider safety associated which each weather in a construction site. Winter is probably the most challenging weather, not only because of cold conditions that it presents to people who are out there working, but it comes with numerous health issues too. Hot weather has its peculiar safety tips to be adhering to as well. People get dehydrate easily and care must be taken to keep to safety precaution associated this condition.
Construction site should be approached with care all through the year, cautious efforts to make sure all men on site are safe, is a task to pay attention to.
Know the weather Peculiarities
To carry out construction project, it is helpful to know the climatic condition of the area where project is to be done. Weather condition will determine safety gadgets to be at the construction site for workers. Construction companies are saddled with the responsibility to protect their workers from harsh weather conditions. Safety must always come first.
Needs in Hot Weather:
Workers need to be kept hydrated by taking lots of water. But water is tasteless and boring, so electrolyte beverages, like Gatorade can be added to spice it up.
2. Designer beverages no go area
Avoid designer beverages like red bull at all cost, because they offer minimum hydration, also carbonated drinks, and other sodas. Stay away from caffeine as well. Citrus beverages are cool with 50% water.
3. Reschedule work
In extreme hot weather, is safer to work at cooler hours of the day. If the job can be done at night is not a bad idea. Modify working hours to suit the challenges poise by the weather.
4. Carefully choose your lunch
To avoid high caloric load on your digestive systems, is better to avoid junk foods which are known to be high in fat and preservatives. Eat bigger breakfasts and light lunches.
Winter safety Tips:
1. Protective clothing
During winter, workers must wear protective clothing and use equipment best suited for the weather. Boots or shoes with none slip soles are best fit.
2. Weather updates
Monitor the weather conditions to know the weather update.
3. Use anti-slip materials
Make use of anti-slip material like sand or salt on the walk way to make it less slippery.
Inspect overhead area to ensure snow and ice to not accumulate ion them.
As a Norwegian proverb goes “There is no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing”, construction companies must equipped their workers at construction sites to meet changing weather conditions.