How to protect workers during work in progress

How to protect workers during work in progress

The protection of the operating team at a construction site or for work in progress is absolutely essential, and defines the correct procedures and instruments used to significantly reduce the possibility of accidents and incidents.

So what are the key rules for protecting workers during work in progress? Notwithstanding the specific laws for particular operations, such as working at a height, the protection of workers is the result of synergic application of different solutions.

  • Personal protection systems, such as helmets, goggles, uniforms and safety shoes, gloves, masks, etc.
  • High visibility systems, such as signs and some articles of clothing
  • Signs for indicating hazards and areas at risk
  • Instruments for demarcation of these areas at risk
  • Observance of the rules of good sense

It is only by applying all of these strategies and instruments at the same time that workers involved at a construction site or carrying out particular jobs can work in safe conditions for themselves and others.

It is necessary to always offer maximum space to this issue in the field of any operation on the road or at a construction site, both aimed at optimising jobs and preventing accidents, and thus providing complete compliance with all of the standards that contribute to worker health and safety.

Other factors that influence the protection of workers during work in progress

Oltre alle ovvie soluzioni per ridurre drasticamente gli infortuni che abbiamo riportato in questo articolo, esistono ovviamente buone pratiche per tutelare la sicurezza e la salute dei lavoratori “sul campo”.

In addition to the obvious solutions for drastically reducing accidents which we have included in this article, there are obviously best practices for protecting the health and safety of workers “in the field”.

In this sense, in addition to using the most adequate protection tools, workers must also adopt behaviours suitable for performing their professional activities.

For example, the use of the right language may make a difference: thus, in the area of demarcation and signalling areas at risk it is not sufficient to insist that a fence must be adequate. On the contrary, its dimension, height and technical specifications must be clarified. The same principle must obviously be applied to specific clothing and personal protection systems, the description of which must be detailed based on the particular needs of the construction site.

Adequate training is another element not to underestimate: a worker who is correctly informed, updated and well trained will be less inclined to accidents than an unprepared and improvised operator.

FASB Tools Barriers for signalling temporary construction sites

An excellent solution for increasing the degree of safety of operators employed in work in progress is represented by FASB Tools Barriers, the evolved barricades for temporarily signalling and demarcation that provide a specific solution for making safe particular areas at risk and temporary construction sites. Specifically, FASB Tools Barriers are perfect for ensuring adequate signage for the work area, so that spaces at risk are opportunely emphasised and communicated.

This product is to be considered absolutely essential in the area of any temporary job, and it is specifically designed to take into account the specific needs of construction sites or areas subject to work in progress, especially in terms of demarcation and clear communication of any areas at risk.

FASB Tools Barriers guarantee an effective and fast demarcation and signalling of the area, an excellent communication, simple handling and very fast application speed. Easy to use, proposed in different versions and – if necessary – highly customisable, they also ensure efficient signalling and complete compliance with the standards:

All of this includes a maximum guarantee of quality: FASB Tools Barriers are built in galvanisation with rust protection, while the signage is produced on Flame Retardant Class B1 material. Would you like personalised consultation appointment for the demarcation and signallingof your work areas? Ask our team for assistance right away.