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Safety Advice For Contractors

Contractors must always take the right precautions to ensure their safety on building sites. This article includes a couple of guidelines which you should follow as a contractor to ensure your safety on a building site. Please be aware that this article provides some general instructions only and so are just recommendations from the author. For more comprehensive safety guidelines you should consult your building firm.


As a contractor do not be scared go to request additional scaffolding or refuse to work on it in the event that you think it is dangerous. Scaffolding is a comparatively cheap process as well as a scarcity of it is not a risk worth taking. Also don't try to take shortcuts and rearrange the scaffolding if necessary.


Straight back injuries are one of the most frequent kinds of injuries experienced by builders. Back injuries are easily avoidable by utilizing the right lifting techniques and by avoiding trying to lift heavy loads alone. Always request somebody to assist you if the load is too heavy as you may not really have to be butch just because you are on a building site.


As a contractor do not be persuaded to be butch. It is essential that you anchor the very best end of your ladder to something secure and steer clear of taking risks with old broken ladders.

Head Injury protection

Nevertheless on small web sites it is rare to find a single hard hat available, not to mention a builder wearing one. Nevertheless smaller internet sites are no less dangerous than bigger ones and so it is surely worth making the effort. At minimum they must be accessible on the site in order that they may be used throughout works where there is a risk of obtaining a head injury.

Steel toe cap boots

Broken or bruised toes can be easily avoided by wearing toes with steel caps. Most builder merchants offer a variety of steel cap shoes that ought to be an essential part of any builders working outfit.

Medical kit

Most injuries received on a building site are thankfully minor and can generally be repaired with some TCP along with a bandage.

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