Safe pass training is a vitally important for anyone who works in and around any form of construction site. In fact construction site safety in general is an all-important facet of the construction industry.
To ensure that the health, well being and the safety of the workers and staff on the construction team, whether it is building a new structure or demolishing an old one or doing and extension or a refurbishment project.
The Safe Pass training program was made a mandatory training program. All visitors to a construction site must have undertaken a Safe Pass Training Course in order to be allowed onto any form of construction site.
Construction site are places where, if the proper precautions are not adhered to, there is an increased likelihood that the site will see accidents, injuries, and falls occur.
Most of the time constructions sites can be a very safe environment for the construction teams and visitors alike, as long as everyone knows and understands the correct safety protocols.
By taking meticulous and disciplined steps to ensure safety, it can prevent a lot of problems that are common now. One of the best actions one can take to ensure increased safety is to undertake the Safe Pass Training and get the Safe Pass qualified card.
The kinds of dangers and illnesses and injuries that workers can be exposed to on a construction sites of any size would differ from industry to industry. For example, brick masons could be prone to developing cement dermatitis and postural changes due to the heavy loads they carry.
Electricians could be exposed to solder fumes which contain heavy metals or asbestos dust. Insulation workers could be exposed to asbestos and other synthetic fibers that are harmful. Roofers can be exposed to roofing tar and excess heat. These are just a few examples of the different types of hazards that can present themselves depending on what particular trade or industry you are in.
So by attending a good safe pass training program you cab help to avoid strains, sprains, musculoskeletal disorders (MSD's), etc. That can be common physical side effects of working on a site. Along with falls, injuries and accidents are also common in construction sites.
So to sum up the there are a number of ways in which safety can be greatly improved on a construction sites, including the following:
- Wearing well-designed protective clothing.
- Wearing suitable footwear that can protect against unstable footing or slips.
- Safe scaffolding.
- Proper ventilation in sites. These would have to be mobile so that they could be taken anywhere, such as dust collectors mounted on trucks with their own power source, filters and fans. Measures such as these can reduce the exposure to toxic fumes and other hazardous gases.
- Using material that absorbs sounds or reflects it will help to prevent noise-induced hearing damage.
- Exposure to extremes of heat can be avoided by working at night, taking frequent breaks, drinking plenty of water, wearing sunscreen and sun-protective clothing, etc.
- Emergency drills, first aid provision, and standby medical teams on site can help to provide immediate aid in the event of an accident and potentially reduce fatalities.
McMahonCSM Ltd are Ireland’s leading provider of Safe Pass training and we are dedicated to ensuring complete safety while working on or visiting a construction site.
Our lead trainer James McMahon is a SOLAS registered Safe Pass Trainer and Chartered construction professional (ICIOB) with over 30 years experience in the industry.
Our Safe Pass courses meets all of the requirements you will need for all construction site and local authority workers (including apprentices and trainees) to ensure that you and your team have a fundamental knowledge of health and safety that is required to stay safe while on site.
McMahonCSM LTD delivers at least three Safe Pass training courses every week (Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday) in Dublin. Our main training center is in The Clayton Hotel, Leopardstown. We also provide regular courses in Sligo and Roscommon.