Using The Right Tool For The Right Job To Prevent Construction Site Injuries

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It is imperative to use construction safety methods and the right type of tools to ensure that the risk elements at your construction site are mitigated to the maximum possible extent. Creating a habit of using all possible safety measures among skilled and unskilled staff and educating all concerned departments can minimize the incidents of accidents.

Hand injuries are responsible for a large number of injuries that happen on the construction site. Recognizing the hazards before hand is important to prevent accidents from happening. Know and fully recognize the area in which you would be working. Using the right operational tools or machinery is absolutely essential and so is the need to inspect the tools to make sure that they are in good working condition.

Hand tools are most commonly used for a variety of activities. Using the right hand tool for the job not only prevents injuries but also gets the job done conveniently and faster. Using the wrong tool or using the right tool in the wrong way is also reasons for injuries to happen.

Hammers for instance should be one inch larger than the face of the object or surface being struck. You must have your eyes fixed on the target and hit it with a square blow. Wrenches are also a commonly used tool and finds application in a wide area of applications at almost all stages of a construction project. Experts' suggest using boxed end wrenches whenever possible. Also, wrenches must be pulled towards you and not pushed away during the course of work.

When you use screwdrivers, use a vise or ensure object that you are going to work with is secure or kept on a flat surface. The object should be never held in your hands according to construction safety manuals. Using insulated end screw drivers are an absolute necessity. Knives are tools used frequently in every construction site. They too must be handled carefully. Using retractable knives whenever possible can help in avoiding injuries. Also, you must be careful not to work in the same area as another worker who is using a knife.

Protective protection equipment such as helmets, construction shoes, arm protectors, finger guards and gloves of the appropriate type must be used in situations where they can eliminate or at least lessen the risk factors which can cause injury or accidents.

Whichever area of work you are involved on a construction site, using the right tool for the right job is what will keep you safe. 

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