Stay Safe Around Construction Sites As Autumn Approaches And Nights Pull In
07 Oct 2016

The days may still be bright, but the gradual pulling in of the nights are signaling the arrival of autumn.

And with even darker nights on their way over the coming weeks, Linden Homes Midlands has issued a timely reminder about the potential construction site dangers.

As tempting as it may be to sneak a quick peek around an exciting new homes development out of hours, or as daylight fades, the developer stresses that customer safety is paramount.

Production director Rob Spittles said: “Just as we warn people each summer about the dangers of children playing on or around our construction sites, we want to remind people of all ages that of hidden hazards should they not follow the correct procedure when visiting – particular in poor light.

“We always ask our customers to report to the sales and marketing suite on their arrival, and a member of the sales team will accompany them onto site. Our health and safety guidelines also state that customers must wear protective clothing if they are going onto site.

“As darkness is now creeping into early evening, and soon into late afternoon, we cannot stress enough the dangers of people trying to get onto a site for a look around unaccompanied or out of hours – as some of our developments do not open every day of the week.

“There are many hidden hazards that could cause serious injury – like excavations or low headroom/ scaffolding.”

Linden Homes does have strict and visible guidelines in place at each construction site and has a clear corporate responsibility statement on its website

Here are a few common sense rules to follow and typical hazards to look out for:

Couples/groups need to stay together
Keep to safe defined routes and watch your footing
Keep away from excavations and trenches
Be particularly careful when passing under scaffolding and do not linger
Keep away from stacks of material
Before passing machinery make sure the operator sees you and acknowledges you
Never go on site outside daylight hours
Never climb ladders or scaffolding, material stacks or any part of the construction site
Please be aware of sharp objects and the possibility of wet paint, adhesives, concrete etc.


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