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    Sayali B.
    Sayali B.

    constructon sites are dangerou splace to work. safety of worker is important and thats why all possible care should be taken.

    Kulani Abner N.
    Kulani Abner N.

    Construction sites are dangerous places, and first aid and rescue equipment should always be available. What is needed depends on the size of the site and the numbers employed, but there should be a blanket and a stretcher. On large sites with more than 200 people are employed, there should be a properly equipped first aid room. On any construction site of that size, at least one person on every shift should have been trained in first aid to a nationally recognized standard. On day -to-day works procedures, an accident register book should be kept at the site, in which all types of minor injury such as bruises, to major accidents like imputing disability and fatal should be recorded. This survey established that the construction sites that had first aid boxes were ill equipped with only spirit, bandage and cotton wool. Again the requirement that at least one person on every shift should be trained in first aid to a nationally recognized standard was not met since no respondent indicated having been trained as a first aider. First aid is a life saving exercise which is taken for granted on the sites visited and shows that workers are exposed to danger and risks when injured. Considering that accidents are rampant in construction sites as respondents indicated having witnessed some sort of accident first aid facilities is necessary Work in the construction industry is tough and involves much manual or physical activity. It is also hazardous and dirty and therefore good welfare facilities not only improve workers’ welfare but also enhance efficiency. Welfare facilities such as the provision of drinking-water, washing, sanitary and changing accommodation, rest-rooms and shelter, facilities for preparing and eating meals, temporary housing, assistance in transport from place of residence to the work site and back, all help to reduce fatigue and improve workers’ health. Therefore health and safety measures employed on construction sites are inadequate and fail to meet the required standards. The culture and attitude of construction workers and the site supervisors about health and safety often condone risk taking and unsafe work practices. Lack of proper information and ignorance are also to blame for the poor safety measures in construction sites. For instance some workers felt that the safety equipments such as hard helmets and reinforced boots are too cumbersome and uncomfortable.


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