Why Is Construction Health & Safety So Important?
Health and safety is the most important aspect of any construction project, old or new. Both the contractor and client should always ensure that all aspects of health and safety have been considered before you initiating any construction on site. Health and safety in construction is particularly important because the it is prone to hazardous situations. Working employees on sites have unfortunately succumb to their injuries many times before. Thus, leaving both the contractor and client at risk of receiving hefty fines, being sued or being banned from any further operation.
If you don’t have the correct health and safety procedures in place, you will most likely be breaking the law. If the HSE find that the construction site has not met health and safety regulations, they have the power to act against your business and the client.
Benefits Of Health & Safety
Health and safety is important to avoid injury. However, it also offers other long-term benefits. Thus, by implementing the right health and safety procedures and equipment, your employees are more likely to be happier in their working roles. If your workers have the correct safety harnesses, uniform, equipment and tools, it will boost morale on site and lead to better productivity. Additionally, with less illness and injury you can also gain more productive working hours. Thus, leading to increase in profits. You can build a good reputation for your business and it will help to retain staff.
If you are looking for health and safety equipment, tools or processes, get in contact with Design Waterproofing Systems today. We provide a range of safety products. Our team can advise you on the most suitable products and specifications for your business.