Construction sites can easily be one of the most dangerous types of workplaces and could benefit a great deal from safety signs. Both employers working in the construction site and pedestrians passing by can be at risk and signs can protect both parties. Hazards that can be commonly found in a construction zone include falling objects, electrocution, asbestos, excavation accidents, automobile accidents, general machine hazards, and many more.
There are many different signs that can be used in a construction zone. Signs commonly used in construction sites include the following:
This sign is primarily aimed at pedestrians to alert only authorized personnel should be in this area. This will keep those passing by to keep out of hazardous areas that could result in serious injury. Signs similar to this should be posted outside and near the construction site to ensure the message is understood.
This construction sign includes four different safety practices to use while in the construction site: authorized personnel the only ones permitted, hard hats, boots, and hi-vis vests/jackets must be worn at all times, a reminder to the worker to watch for falling debris, and finally that all visitors must report to the sight office.
A staple that can be found in in nearly every construction site is a hard hat. Employees should be reminded of their PPE training and mark areas that require hard hats such as areas with the risk of falling objects.
Other signs can include “Road Work Ahead” signs, signs warning of flaggers, and signs alerting people of a fall hazard. Because there are five different varieties of safety sign materials, there is a perfect material for different types of construction zones. For instance, the sign will be outdoors in harsh weather, the aluminum sign would be an ideal option. Drivers, pedestrians, workers, and visitors will all feel safer.
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