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SAFETY STANDARS in Construction

The safety in civil works is fundamental to keep the integrity of the workers and execute the jobs in a better way.

In this article we give you important recommendations so that you can implement effective security measures in your civil works.


Today in Arquinétpolis we will talk about safety in civil works, as we all know a work or a place where it is being built, it is a very dangerous place and we must take the necessary preventive measures to avoid accidents that in very extreme cases can even reach be fatal.


    Safety Standards in Construction

    In some countries there are regulations and precise safety specifications that all civil works must comply with at the letter, the intention with this article is to give a general overview of the main safety measures that must be implemented in a work.

    Safe and healthy working conditions are not the result of chance, so it is necessary that contractors or employers develop a safety policy that establishes health and safety standards to achieve work in a safe and efficient manner. This policy should clearly state the rules as well as the sanctions to which creditors will be made who break the policy or regulation, some tips to have a safe work may be the following.

    Personal protection

    All personnel working in civil works as well as visitors must carry the basic equipment consisting of: Helmet, boots, glasses and gloves. The use of this equipment must be mandatory as it is designed to protect them from damage or injuries that may arise during the construction processes, the review of this equipment is made from the entrance by authorized security personnel.

    In case the worker does not comply with the ordered requirements of equipment and personal protection then he must be denied access and entry to the work until he meets these requirements, the main features are the following:

    • Helmet: Must be a sturdy and non-perforated case.
    • Boots: Must be «work» and with anti-skid sole.
    • Lenses: They should not have perforations.
    • Gloves: Important if you work in cutting materials or if you work with steel and concrete
    • Vest: If you work near a road or road or if you work at night it is essential to wear it, it must be reflective.
    • Handling of tools and equipment.


    The handling of the tool and equipment is also a safety measure that must be clearly established, the whole tool must always be loaded in a tool belt and never in the pockets since it can cause injuries in case of falls. Always try to use tools and equipment in good condition, it is not advisable to use tools in poor condition as they can also cause injuries and accidents. In the case of building ladders «in situ» they must take into account the following considerations:

    • Ladders must be constructed with wood in good condition.
    • The width of the staircase must be at least 60 centimeters.
    • The ladder should be supported and secured on firm ground and never on stones, bricks or other elements
    • You only have to lower and raise one person at a time.

    Scaffolding and signs

    The scaffolds must be strong enough to support the weight of the personnel and their tools, all the elements must be anchored and fastened, in addition the scaffold must have their respective safety rails and table. Scaffolds should be used only while the work is being carried out and should be removed when finished.

    In the case of signs and notices must be located at the entrance of the work and must contain all internal regulations, in case of work being done as excavations must cordon the area and place the relevant signs and notices.

    Order and cleaning

    The construction materials will be stored or stowed as far as possible from excavations, slabs, steel cutting areas etc. Likewise, corridors of at least one meter wide must be left between the storages of materials, another important point is to clarify that materials and / or tools should never be left on the floor of the work that may cause damage or inconvenience to third parties. And finally it is also advisable not to allow flammable products to remain open or in transit areas.

    The figure of the resident or work supervisor is fundamental to be able to carry out the fulfillment of all these safety rules and regulations, since in his work of supervision he must also attest that the workers are complying with the basic safety rules.

    As friends can see, the safety of the work is fundamental so that it can be executed correctly. Remember that accidents can, so prevention is much more important and take into account these minimum standards when running a work. Well, good friends, so far the first article of the day waiting for the information to be useful, remember that for more content like this one must visit and recommend