Site management 101: Keeping control of your worksite

  • 16 Mar 2020

For managing a site, maintaining control is imperative – whether handling fleets of vehicles and drivers, ensuring the safety of tools or keeping stock in a plant, there has to be a system in place to guarantee maximum safety and security.

When it comes to control, it’s vital to make subtle changes to keep yourself and your worksite safe. There are a number of specific areas to control which will help increase productivity and decrease loss. 

Block Hazards

In order to avoid any serious damage, it is worth doing a daily assessment to make sure hazards are avoided. AlcumusGroup has noted some of the common hazards that need assessing, which include construction dust, noise and vibration.

Most of the activities that take place on a worksite will come with hazards, so it is vital to pay attention to the work area and the time spent on the task. 

With a number of hazards on-site at all times, the only way to avoid them would be to ensure full checks are implemented at all times.

Some ways to avoid safety risks would be to rotate employees working on a hazardous task, in order to attempt to decrease exposure. The correct safety clothing is also important to address, with employees having access to hi-vis, helmets and gloves when necessary, for example.

Similarly, if it is possible to replace a harmful substance with something less hazardous, this will reduce the risk to your employees. 

Provide intensive training

A strict training programme will provide faith that a worksite will be under control at all times, giving more time to focus on tasks.

While it remains crucial that site management is kept up with and a workplace is controlled, if the correct training is provided, you can entrust hazard and safety checks upon your employees. 

Constructible Trimble notes education is the most important element of a construction worker’s job, so it is important to outline the training requirements in the early stages of employment. 

Lock up your stock

Keeping employees safe on-site and ensuring the worksite is tidy and ready to go is of utmost importance, as is keeping your stock locked up. It is essential to try and keep criminals away from a worksite, because a loss of stock is ultimately a large loss in finances – particularly as a lot of site workers are self-employed. 

If tools and other stock on-site are kept on site, have a secure location in which to store it. Further security measures that can also be explored include looking into tracking systems, such as those provided by ABAX, to ensure that in the event of theft or misplacement, you will be able to locate the missing tools and equipment. 

In order to have the best results possible on the safety and security of a worksite, ensure all of these measures are in place.

The benefits of tracking devices, extra training and more employees to rotate hazard exposure will far outweigh the additional costs.

Not only will there be an increase in productivity, but also changes in sickness, long-term absence and theft will be noticeable. 

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