Safety Products to Prevent Workplace Accidents

Safety products for construction industry in Australia
Safety is such a huge subject. There are literally thousands of different elements to consider when it comes to maintaining a safe and palatable workplace. Not only is safety about protecting our workers from a physical and psychological point of view, however safety also comes down to providing the confidence and trust that our workers require to do the best job possible. Safe workplaces are identified to be effective workplaces and so investing some time and money into discovering solutions that promote safety – can save you generously in the benefits that it delivers.

Large or small, any construction project can be dangerous for workers around. With proper coordination, consultation and cooperation, organisations can ensure the health and safety of all members present on site. Equipping the staff members with personal safety equipment can reduce workplace accidents. At each step of the process in construction work, management must understand that safety cannot be overlooked in order to cut costs or make profits. Your business will benefit from great safety management and happy workers.

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To protect both your workforce from fatalities, ProjectLink has covered a wide spectrum of safety solutions. We have a fantastic range of safety clothing protection which cover everything from eye protection, fall protection, body protection and much more. Safety signs are always a crucial feature for informing workers and First Aid kits are an industry standard in case of accident or injury. Our suppliers even offer comprehensive site inspection Services to give insight into the potential hazards of your workplace.

If it is one thing that ProjectLink prides itself on, it is the quality and range of our safety products and services. We understand the necessity for safety within the realm of construction and infrastructure which is why our website features thousands of different solutions to ensure that your business is getting the best outcomes that it deserves.

Take a look at these different options and pick the ones that fit your requirements perfectly. By choosing to view a product you will be able to get in touch with the supplier directly.

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Management of Health and Safety in Buildings and Civil Works

Health and safety management at construction sitesWith multiple teams, heavy machinery, castings and concrete works and precarious spaces – Construction sites are busy and fairly dangerous spaces. With proper coordination, consultation and cooperation organisations can ensure the health and safety of all members present on site.

What is Construction Work

Construction work is any work carried out in connection with the construction, alteration, conversion, fitting out, commissioning, renovation, repair, maintenance, refurbishment, demolition, decommissioning or dismantling of a structure, or preparation of a building site.

National Approach

Due to the nature of risk to life involved in certain industries, the Australian government has been proactive in creating laws and strategies to enable the safe working conditions. The Australian Work Health and Safety Strategy 2012-2022 has identified the construction industry as a priority due to the high number and rate of work-related fatalities and serious injuries.

For a number of years, construction has consistently been among the top few industries with the highest number of serious claims. Since 2006-07, it has had the fifth highest incidence rate of serious claims of all industries. The Strategy aims to reduce the incidence of serious injury by at least 30% nationwide by 2022 and reduce the number of work-related fatalities due to injury by at least 20%.

Since the Strategy launched, Safe Work Australia and all jurisdictions have been working collaboratively with the industry, unions, relevant organisations and the community to reduce traumatic injury fatalities and injuries in the transport industry.

Precautionary Measures on Site

The old adage “Prevention is better than cure”, cannot be ignored when we consider the safety of staff and works on site.

Personal Safety Equipment

Basic personal protective equipment for construction workersEquipping the staff members with personal safety equipment can save the PCBU (Person conducting business or undertaking) a fair amount of heartache. Helmets or hard hats, safety glasses, gloves, safety boots and earmuffs are the basic construction wear if provided to the workers can immediately reduce claims and injuries.
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Safety Equipment

Depending on the nature of the construction, equipment like safety harnesses, safe cage lifts, safety eyewash, and fireproofing can ensure the work is carried out with minimum problems.

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Safety Officer or Consultant

It is also fairly common, and a norm growing in popularity to hire a safety officer or consultant to guide from workers to the management staff the proper guidelines and processes to ensure the injuries and fatalities can be prevented while working on the site. The safety officer also makes rounds of the site to ensure that staff is adhering to the guidelines.

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How Replacing Streetlights to LED can Help the City Councils

How can LED street lights make the streets a safer place while minimizing expensesIn our previous post, we spoke about the importance of city lighting. Lighting helps improve safety, reduces crime and also uplifts the overall look of the city. Lighting is an important aspect of city planning. Just like roads and other amenities, lighting is an important mandate for all city councils. Read our post about the importance of city lighting »

Over the last five years, most city councils across Australia have actively initiated the process of replacing old streetlights to LEDs. The advantages of opting for LED Street lights are manifold.

Cost and Energy Savings

LED lighting can reduce your carbon footprint significantlyThere are more than 2.3 million street lighting lamps in service in Australia, this contributes to nearly 1.5 million tonnes of greenhouse emissions each year and costing nearly $400m in energy and maintenance costs. It is stated that a change to widely accepted energy efficient technologies could save councils nearly 80% in energy costs. In addition to adopting renewable energy sources for public amenities, replacing traditional lighting with LED lighting is one of the first proven steps to reduce carbon footprint.
“Old lights use four and half times the electricity. The 80W mercury vapour streetlights cost 437% more in electricity compared to LEDs.”

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Return on Investment

While the implementation in LED light replacement appears to be a high investment. The capital cost of the new lights, installation costs, project management and other costs (such as a residual value of old lights), the initiative will pay themselves back in as little as 5 years.

“Long and predictable lifetime: The projected lifetime of LED street lights is usually 10 to 15 years, two to four times the life of currently prevalent High Pressure Sodium Lamps. (LEDs themselves do not generally fail or “burn out” in a way comparable to other technologies, and barring catastrophic failure of other mechanical or electronic components of the LED fixture, lifetimes are typically set by a decrease in luminous output of 30%.”

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