On-Site Construction Projects: Safety Tips

On-Site Construction Projects

Sometimes it is not possible to vacate your home or business during a construction project such as a remodel or renovation. While it is possible to work around your needs for your home or building, there are some things that you need to keep in mind. These safety tips for on-site construction projects should be passed on to all members of your family or business.

On-Site Construction Projects

Do Not Walk Under

Do not walk underneath ladders, scaffolding, or ceiling work. Not only do you put yourself at risk when you walk underneath, you are also putting the workers in danger. Walking underneath ladders and scaffolding could knock it loose, causing someone to fall. 

Keep Pets Away from Site

If, for example, a contractor is remodeling your kitchen, it is important to stay out of the area as much as possible. This includes keeping pets from becoming a nuisance to workers. If you are unable to put up barriers to the work area, you’ll need to find a way to confine your pet to another room or set of rooms. The same applies to children.

Proper Ventilation

It is very important to have proper ventilation during a construction project. The workers need to be able to breathe easily, even as they varnish, paint, and cut wood. Saw dust can be a very big problem, especially without ventilation and appropriate personal protective equipment. If your construction workers are using paint and other chemicals or if they are cutting wood, make sure that you wear a mask yourself when you check on the workers.

If you have questions about how you and your family or your business can stay safe while we are working at your location, we will be happy to provide you with some guidance. We can go over all safety measures when we discuss the plan for your construction project.