When you are a contractor working on a construction project, you are going to have several employees that work under you that you are going to be responsible for. Because of this, it is going to be crucial that they are all kept safe while they are on the job. There are several things that you can do to ensure that they are kept as safe as possible, and one of these things includes hiring a safety contractor that is going to responsible for ensuring that they understand the risk of the job and the best way to keep safe while on the job. In many locations and for many construction jobs, hiring a health and safety contractor is going to be required. Here are two tasks that your health and safety contractor will be in charge of on a construction project.
The first step in the safety process is going to be to pre-plan everything. You, the general contractor, and your health and safety inspector will sit down together to discuss all of the different aspects of the project. From there, you will then create a plan to execute the project. You will discuss what you have in mind in terms of labor and requirements for your work crew, and the health and safety contractor will determine the safest way to execute these tasks. This helps to ensure that the project gets done how you need it to, while at the same time trying to cover all of your bases in terms of potential safety flaws in the plan, as well as ways to avoid injuries.
Orientation With The Crew
Once this plan has been created, there will be a detailed orientation with you, the crew, and the health and safety contractor. The inspector will go over all safety aspects. This will include what safety gear the crew needs to wear and how to properly wear it, what the outline for the construction job is, who is in charge of what, and how each of the tasks need to be carried out. This detailed orientation gives your crew ample safety knowledge, and also gives them the opportunity to ask any and all questions that they may have in relation to the construction job. This means that if an injury does occur, it is likely going to happen because they weren't following the protocol that they were instructed to follow.
For more information, talk to a professional like A Crew Safety Consulting.