Distractions on a construction site can be serious and can cause major incidents, which could prove fatal in some instances.
One of the greatest causes of distractions these days are mobile phones.
Mobile phone usage in Australia is huge. In fact we have the 9th highest number of smartphone subscriptions in the world, according to the 2014 AIMIA Mobile Phone Lifestyle Index.
The index also shows that 89 per cent of Australians own a smartphone, so the cases of nomophobia are also increasing.
Nomophobia, also known as addiction to one’s mobile phone, is becoming more common as we become more dependent on our phones to carry out everyday activities.
In fear of these distractions affecting the safety of workers on the jobsite, many employers have actually banned the use of mobile phones on site. But do we have the self control not to let our mobile phones dominate our lives?