Posted on: 28 December 2017Share
If you run a construction company, you probably have all the equipment and tools you need to get the job done right. However, if you don't also have the right tools to handle an emergency situation, you're not truly equipped for the job. Your crew is depending on you to ensure a safe and secure construction site, which includes having the appropriate emergency gear on site at all times. After all, in a construction emergency where injuries are involved, every second counts. To ensure the safety of your crew, here are four items you need to have on your construction site.
You never know when a fire is going to break out on the site. When it does, you need to be prepared to get it extinguished quickly. To do that, you'll need at least one fire extinguisher on hand at all times. If you're only going to have one, make sure it's designed to extinguish multiple materials including paper, wood, and chemical. However, for maximum protection, you should have at least one fire extinguisher for each type of material you work with on a regular basis.
Complete First Aid Kit
If you don't have a complete first aid kit on site, you've got to get one put together. You need more than a few bandages when you're running a construction site. Your first aid kit should contain the basic first aid supplies you'll need for the types of injuries you may come in contact during a typical workday, including breaks, sprains, burns, and cuts. You should also have plenty of disinfectant and hand sanitizer in your kit.
When you run a construction site, you never know when you're going to need to transport someone to the hospital, especially if you're working in a remote location. If one of your crew is injured, and unable to walk, you'll need a way to get them to the hospital safely. The best way to do that is with a portable stretcher. If you're going to be working in remote locations, be sure to have a portable stretcher in your emergency gear.
Chemical Wash Station
Whether you're building a house, or a commercial building, you and your crew are probably around chemical agents. If that's the case, you need to have a chemical wash station on hand, especially for your eyes and hands. A chemical wash station can help prevent serious injuries to your hands and eyes.
Don't leave your crew without the items you'll need in an emergency. Keep the items listed here on hand at all times, so that you can react quickly in an emergency situation.