In the construction industry around the world, it’s important to follow best practices on construction safety, as these are the first steps for protecting workers, the environment, and the general public from heavy and dangerous equipment, pollutant materials, and accidents.
International best practices in construction safety set globally applicable standards for keeping site operations safe and free. They also cover a variety of general and specific areas to ensure the complete protection of a site and its staff. A company that specializes in construction safety will also cover areas such as protection from falling objects, fall, emergency action, fire safety, and much more.
The construction industry is known for the highest hazard rates in industrial work, and with the rise in construction projects in Saudi Arabia, implementing best practices in construction safety can help the kingdom meet its wider objectives for socioeconomic development, while enhancing its global reputation. For example, employing digital technologies reduces error or emergency-notification time, and increases the speed of response, preventing accidents and increasing overall construction site safety.
In this regard, innovative technology focused on construction safety has the potential to improve complete site planning and real-time hazard management. Through this, construction companies can better implement safety practices among staff and management, as well as ultimately reduce operating costs.
1. International Best Practices on Site Safety