Safety Measures At Construction Site

Construction is the field where multiple things are happening at one time. Each activity at the construction site can be different from the other. Also, the equipment that is installed in the construction sites are usually heavy machinery and required trained operators. The machinery at the construction site like cranes are the common, cranes help to increase the construction activity by lifting heavy loads to heights in lesser time. But how it will be decided which crane equipment will be used at the site and how it will be operated to avoid any accidents at the site. The construction sites are exposed to the accident due to conflict of multiple activities at the site. If the people at the construction site are not aware of the safety measures, then the number of accidents can increase. 

This is not healthy for any construction projects if the number of accidents is on the higher side. If the number of accidents increases that can lead to the slow pace of construction, higher compensation to the worker and the worst halting of construction at the site. This is the reason that the Government stressed white card training. The white card training teaches people about best practices in terms of site and staff safety. When it comes to the usage of the crane then dogging is used to assess the slinging technique that can be implemented at the site and during the dogman course, the equipment will also be listed that will be used at the site. Here are some reasons that why white card training and dogging work license is important for site safety;

  • The white card training will teach the procedures and processes that must be implemented at the site. Any site without the proper safety measure will always be at risk. Without white card training, no safety practitioner can completely set the protocols that help to reduce accidents at the site
  • The dogging license will be needed for the person who has to assess the site equipment requirement especially in the case of the crane. The cranes that need to be installed for slinging plus the movement of the crane should be supervised from the ground. The crane operator has limited site view when they are sitting in the crane operating cabin, they need assistance from the ground for the movement of the crane. The person that is assisting the crane movement is called a dogman and they should have a dogging license to perform this job. 

The white card training and the dogging works go hand in hand at the construction site. Especially in the case of dogging works, the cranes are lifting a heavy load and they will be moving in the air, so the precautions are needed to be implemented is that there shouldn’t be an accident. Due to the movement of the crane, the buildings adjacent to the construction site can also be damaged. The licensed dogman ensure that the movement of crane moment must be supervised, keeping the safety of everyone in mind.