A manual approach to health and safety can be ineffective and challenging in the construction industry. Identifying risks, implementing controls, change management, working seamlessly with the contractors, and ensuring only designated workers access high-risk zones require a high level of visibility and transparency. Even training the workers and ensuring each of them has been sensitized to the potential hazards is a task that cannot be compromised. Communication of risks, controls, and updates also are an essential part of risk mitigation and management.
The number of regulations a construction business has to comply with adds to the complexity and needs a dedicated resource to ensure compliance. From working at heights to noise pollution to even how to put up the scaffolding, each aspect of the construction process has a regulatory obligation and associated documentation to demonstrate compliance.
If there are projects running at multiple sites, safety professionals will need to track each project and will require real-time data to be able to identify potential issues.
Finally, the organization also needs to create a culture of safety wherein, not just the top management or the safety professional, but every employee is proactively engaged in safe behavior.
An automated Environment, Health, and Safety Management System such as the one from ComplianceQuest can help safety professionals with access to data and a holistic view of all projects to improve workplace safety and compliance.
In this whitepaper, we will discuss the following topics:
- Diverse types of safety hazards and their prevention mechanisms
- Health and safety management – best practices
- How to automate and streamline H&S management with ComplianceQuest EHS solution
- And more