Site Safety Rules
Periodical Maintenance & Audits
Apart from safe working practices, it is important that equipment maintenance and material storage norms are followed and is the sole responsibility of the construction company. The periodical inspection of mechanical and electrical equipment ensures minimum risk of failure thereby simultaneously promoting better worker safety and improved productivity. As a check mechanism, Hazard identification and risk assessment audits should be done regularly to identify and resolve any faulty equipment before it leads to any accident or downtime.
Safe Material Handling & Logistics Planning
To ensure compliance with the aforementioned rules, it is ideal to create a safety culture whereby workers participate in safety talks, share personal anecdotes on how they averted a mishap and reporting unsafe incidents or practices proactively so that everyone collectively aims for a high standard of safety.
Despite being a largely unorganized sector, the construction industry in India has seen shining examples of firms prioritizing site safety to achieve world-class standards in construction quality and record project completion times. Mumbai-based Real Estate Platform and Development firm SILA is a prime example of how high safety standards should be incorporated at construction sites as seen at their ‘Inner Circle’ project in Alibaug and ‘Shubham’ high-rise apartment project in South Mumbai. With firms like SILA setting high safety standards in construction safety, it is imperative that other developers and contractors follow suit in adopting this safety-approach towards achieving better employee health and happier customers who can benefit from faster project delivery.