Developing Your Construction Safety Plan

The Advantages Of Seeking Expert Help When Developing Your Construction Safety Plan

Risks are a natural part of business building, and organisations should be equipped with the right principles and work policies that will help them identify the risks in their business and determine the right methods of addressing them. Companies that make it a mission to actively and effectively manage risks have the best chance of surviving and thriving in today’s highly volatile economy.

In the high-risk sector field of construction, the development of a construction safety plan is a non-negotiable step in the effective management of risks. In this line of work, there is no room for mistakes – one miscalculation or a single misstep can lead to costly damage and serious or even fatal illnesses and injuries to people in the worksite. Every construction project should be guided by a well-written document that identifies workplace hazards and provides guidelines for eliminating and controlling these hazards.

Decision makers, however, should know that development of a construction safety plan can be time- and labour-intensive. It’s not just a simple list of general guidelines – it’s a detailed document that takes the following elements into consideration: company policies, industry standards, safety laws and regulations, training and development requirements of employees and the unique specifications of each project.

Companies that want to come up with the right content and format for their construction safety plan now choose to seek the help of safety document solutions providers instead of coming up with the document on their own.

The most practical option is to invest in a package that provides the complete set of safety documents necessary for managing a construction site, including the site management plan, emergency plan and forms and checklists. The following are the benefits of investing in a construction safety plan bundle:

Ensure that your strategies are aligned to your objectives. Fully customisable safety documents can address the unique requirements of each project.

Comply with local laws. Each document was developed by a team of occupational safety experts who are well-versed in the relevant work health and safety regulations in effect today.

Provide correct and efficient guidance to employees. Upskilling workers with the right training and information increases productivity, improves work quality and minimises or eliminates accidents and illnesses.

Save time and money. By using safety documents prepared by industry experts, you are able to cover the multiple and overlapping considerations of developing a construction safety plan in one efficient and cost-saving solution. Leave nothing to chance and invest in training employees and transferring relevant knowledge to the team with the help of a well-written construction safety plan.

Barry Spud

Barry Spud

Safety Crusader, Zero Harm Zealot, Compliance Controller and Global Pandemic Expert at Everything Safety
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What is a Safety Spud? Lets look at a few more spud head activities in risk and safety: 1. Coming on to site saying there is a safety issue when in fact there’s no such thing, it’s a political issue. 2. ‘Falling apart’ when people make choices that we think are stupid because they won’t do as we ‘tell’ them. Then we put on the angry face and think that overpowering others creates ownership. 3. Putting on the zero harm face, presenting statistics, knowing it has nothing to do with culture, risk or safety. 4. Putting on the superman (hazardman) suit and pretending to be the saviour of everything, this is good spud head cynic stuff. 5. Thinking that everyone else is a spud head except me. 6. Thinking there’s such a thing as ‘common’ sense and using such mythology to blame and label others. 7. Accepting safety policies and processes that dehumanize others. 8. Blaming, ego-seeking, grandstanding and territory protecting behind the mask of safety. 9. Thinking that risk and safety is simple when in fact it is a wicked problem. Denying complexity and putting your spud head in the sand. 10. Continually repeating the nonsense language and discourse of risk aversion that misdirect people about risk, safety, learning and imagination.

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