Writing construction site report

Preparing construction site report daily or weekly is a vital part of any company. As it gives a factual information on what exactly is happening at the construction site. The progress being made, the issues that are faced, the cost estimations, the timelines etc. Writing construction site report is very simple. The report format might be slightly different between organizations. How to exactly write the report? What format to choose? What to include and what to  avoid? All this depends on the project you are involved with, the organizations policies, and what the…

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Identifying hazards in the workplace

Identifying hazards in the workplace is a part of risk assessment. It is a procedure that should be carried out regularly. In general, the workers should also report any issues that they feel might be a safety hazard. It is for their health and safety and also for their coworkers that they should act with responsibility and should report any existing or potential hazards. A hazard can be, a process, a system, a machinery, a chemical agent or any substance that might be a potential source for injury or harm to…

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Workplace health and safety policy

A workplace health and safety policy statement is basically a document issued by the organization showing its commitment towards health and safety at workplace. It gives an overview of the safety operations in place to meet those commitments and the people responsible for implementing the policy. The document may differ between companies and industries. A workplace safety policy template for a manufacturing company may be different to a policy statement for a construction company. But all the policies mostly comprises of: The commitment the organization shows (it’s vision) towards workplace and individual health…

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What do Health and Safety Consultants do?

Quite regularly we come across this question What do Health and Safety consultants do? Mostly from individuals looking for a health and safety consultant jobs or people who want to start their own consulting firm or even from personal who recently completed training in health & safety. For what ever reason prospects of a career as a health and safety consultant are very good if you have the skill and experience. Below are some of the duties and ideal features of a safety consultant: Keeping health and safety first: A consultants…

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Basic health and safety in construction

Basic health and safety in construction:- Construction still remains one of the top most industry for fatal injuries caused. The major categories include Falling, Electrical accidents, Struck by moving vehicles or objects, Slips and Trips. Apart from the fatal injury caused the construction industry has a high rate of serious and simple injuries that result in a 3 day absence at the workplace. These injuries have caused millions of work day losses annually, along with the trauma that effects the person. In spite of all the accidents and reported injuries construction…

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Health and safety at work act 1974

To answer the question: What is Hasawa? HASAWA 1974 or Health And Safety At Work Act 1974 was enacted in England to protect employees or workers health and safety at workplace. It aims to minimize the risk involved at a workplace and looks after the welfare of the people working. It clearly lays down guidelines and duties for employers, contractors, managers, people in control at work, employees and general persons. The European union laws of workplace health and safety also takes into account the HASAWA 1974 act.   Hasawa Summary:- A simple…

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