Construction Safety Focus – Struck-by Hazards
Why This Course Is Essential
Awareness is the key to prevention!
Welcome to the crucial and insightful course on “Safety Focus Four-Struck-by Hazards” designed specifically for the construction industry. This course is the fourth instalment in our comprehensive “Construction Safety Focus Four Hazards” series. For a well-rounded understanding and to complete the series, we encourage you to explore the additional courses.
The “Struck-by Hazards in Construction Safety Focus” course is designed to provide comprehensive training on the identification, prevention, and mitigation of struck-by hazards in construction sites. This course aims to equip participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to recognize potential struck-by hazards, implement preventive measures, and respond effectively to minimize the risks associated with being struck by moving objects or falling loads.
Introduction to Struck-by Hazards: Participants will gain an understanding of the types of struck-by hazards commonly encountered in construction sites, including being struck by swinging objects, moving vehicles, falling materials, and dropped loads.
Types of Cranes and Rigging: This topic focuses on the various types of cranes used in construction, such as mobile cranes, tower cranes, overhead cranes, and jib cranes. Participants will learn about their functions, features, and potential hazards associated with their operation.
Safe Practices for Crane Operations: Participants will be introduced to safe work practices for crane operations, including guarding exposed moving parts, blocking swing radius, inspecting rigging equipment, removing defective equipment from service, and ensuring proper communication between crane operators and signal persons.
Prevention of Struck-by Hazards: This section covers preventive measures to mitigate struck-by hazards, such as maintaining clear work zones, using barricades and signage, securing materials to prevent sliding or falling, and implementing effective traffic control measures.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): Participants will learn about the importance of wearing appropriate PPE, such as hard hats, high-visibility vests, safety glasses, and steel-toed boots, to protect themselves from potential struck-by hazards.
Hazard Recognition and Response: This topic focuses on developing hazard recognition skills to identify potential struck-by hazards in the construction environment. Participants will also learn effective response strategies, including emergency procedures and the importance of clear communication during critical situations.
Course Outcomes: By the end of the “Struck-by Hazards in Construction Safety Focus” course, participants will be able to:
- Recognize and identify various types of struck-by hazards commonly encountered in construction sites.
- Understand the characteristics, functions, and potential hazards associated with different types of cranes and rigging equipment.
- Implement safe work practices for crane operations, including guarding exposed moving parts, inspecting rigging equipment, and communicating effectively with crane operators.
- Apply preventive measures to mitigate struck-by hazards, such as maintaining clear work zones, securing materials, and implementing traffic control measures.
- Demonstrate knowledge of personal protective equipment (PPE) requirements and its proper use to protect against struck-by hazards.
- Develop hazard recognition skills to identify potential struck-by hazards in the construction environment and respond appropriately.
- Understand emergency procedures and the importance of clear communication during critical situations involving struck-by hazards.
By successfully completing the course, participants will enhance their ability to work safely in construction sites, minimize the risks of struck-by incidents, and contribute to a safer working environment for themselves and their colleagues
Upon completing all four courses in the “Safety Focus Four Hazards” series, students will be endowed with the skills to:
- Identify common focus four hazards in their work environment.
- Understand and describe the nature of these focus four hazards.
- Implement measures to protect themselves from these hazards.
- Recognize the responsibilities of their employers to mitigate these focus four hazards.
In less than three hours, this course helps provide the skills and competencies necessary to identify and mitigate construction-related hazards, effectively manage risks, and promote a culture of safety in the construction industry. By the end of the course, participants will have the knowledge and tools to create a safer working environment, protect themselves and their colleagues, and contribute to the overall success of construction projects.
Who the course is for
This course is designed for workers, supervisors, and safety professionals in the construction industry who are responsible for ensuring the safety and well-being of employees. It is also suitable for individuals seeking to enhance their knowledge of construction site safety.
Why it works
- Minimal disruption to the working day – the course takes only half a day
- Designed for anyone, in any construction sector, worldwide
- Provides the knowledge and tools required to identify roles and responsibilities in the construction or demolition environment.
- High-impact programme
- Efficient and effective learning – multiple construction site topics are covered in a single, self-contained course.
The business benefits
Participants will have the knowledge and tools to create a safer working environment, protect themselves and their colleagues, and contribute to the overall success of construction projects.:
- Minimise risk of an incident.
- Improve your safety culture
- Develop staff roles in critical point controls.
- Achieve an internationally recognised and respected certification for staff
- Enhance your reputation within the construction industry.
By taking this course, you’ll be able to:
- Understand your own responsibilities for construction safety
- Identify and report on potential hazards
- Assess workplace safety levels
- Comply with the OSHA and international standards
The average time needed to complete the course is 3 hours and the minimum pass mark for the exam is 70% and we recommend the course is taking every 2 years.
Who benefits From This Course
Everyone! construction safety is a serious risk to our lives, homes and businesses.
The world is changing quickly and businesses need employees with training, knowledge and skills in order to be competitive.
People who continually develop their professional skills or pursue higher education and training, are placing themselves at the forefront for career advancement opportunities in their future.
By giving yourself or your employees, the knowledge to perform your role safely at work, you will stay safe at work and go home safe, which makes the rest and play time in life, far more rewarding, whatever it is you love to do.
KNOWLEDGE IS POWER, EMPOWER YOURSELF TODAY!