The construction industry has changed with the manner they work and in the way that they accomplish the erecting of buildings. Along with the new methods and equipment have come new and advanced safety regulations. In the modern age of construction safety comes before all else when building a custom home.
One of the biggest changes in the look of residential construction sites is the amount of signs that are posted.
You will find signs for all types of things, some giving you instructions and some warning you of potential dangers. There is a reason that safety associations have pushed for years for more safety signage, it’s because it helps remind you to work in a safe manner at all times.
Everyone in the construction industry takes safety courses, but the courses are only for a day and then you return to work and forget about a lot of what you were told as the daily activities in a construction site take over. Because of this safety associations and the ministry of labour started asking and mandating more signage. There is signage to remind you to work safety and also to inform you of what to do if something goes wrong.
Signage with the right information can help people manage a crisis, get help for people and tell them what needs to be done and in what order. A lot of this information is critical to help employees before and after someone is potentially injured.
In a perfect world the signage would be enough to warn people and keep them out of harm’s way, but people are easily distracted and that’s when a lot of accidents happen.
On any construction site you can see the following signage;
• 1,2,3,4 sign that tells you what to do in an emergency.
• Ministry of labour worksite posting, telling everyone that the job has been registered with the ministry of labour.
• Building permit.
• Conservation approval permits.
• Emergency contact information.
• Warning signs for open holes, live electrical and other dangerous areas that should be worked around with extreme caution.
• Eye wash station.
• First aid equipment.
• Propane storage.
• Flammable liquids.
• Hazardous chemicals.
• Signs that explain the rules of entering the site, such as hard hats, work boot area or reporting to the site supervisor.
• NO trespassing signs.
These are just a sample of the safety signs that are posted in construction sites these days, so when you enter a construction site make sure you read the signs that are near you, they are there for your safety and the safety of the workers.
Village Builders Inc.