White Card Training is your first step towards a career in the construction industry. For those wanting to pursue a career in this exciting and challenging industry safety training is not only a legal requirement but also an important tool to help you overcome the many dangers present on construction and building sites.
Once workers have received the site specific training as well as the general construction induction training, the first thing employers should do is identify the hazards on site. Hazards may be common to the construction industry or unique to your specific site. Consult workers when identifying these hazards because some hazards may only be known to those workers involved in the specific task. You can also go through injury records to identify the most common risks.
Now after you’ve made your list of possible hazards you can begin to assess the risk and determine its seriousness, this will allow you to concentrate on the most serious ones first.
Once identified, you can begin to discuss ways of removing the hazard altogether. If it is not possible to eliminate the risk, look for ways to minimise it.
Some of the ways risks can be minimised is changing work procedures, using protective equipment to perform tasks, conduct less risky tasks etc.
Make sure all workers are aware of these safe work procedures and provide a written copy on site that workers can access whenever needed.