Safety Tips: 15 Steps Site Superintendents can take to prevent falls

There’s lots to remember on a construction site, and safety is paramount for all! If we separate all the information into different categories, it will make it easier to retain. This quarter’s focus is fall prevention, which we can further break down into 3 sub-categories to make it easier for site superintendents to remember.

Five things to do today
1. Ask workers one question…do you know how many workers died in 2012 from construction falls in Ontario?
2. Check for missing guardrails
3. Look our for ladders
4. Check for floor and roof openings
5. Give a safety talk

Five things to tell workers
6. Do it right every time
7. Look out for other workers
8. Use the right equipment
9. Tell me about the hazards you see
10. Know your rights

Five ways to supervise
11. Show that you mean it
12. Plan your work
13. Train and inform your workers
14. Enforce the rules
15. Reward good behaviour

Adapted from article “Fifteen Steps Supervisors can take to prevent falls” as published in IHSA’s Magazine – Vol. 13, Issue 2