There are many ways to minimise the risks posed to you if you are on a construction site. As a Safety Ranger you will benefit from knowing how to stay safe.
Here are some ways to stay safe:
- Always be with an adult – never go on to a construction site if an adult is not present. This way they will be able to look out for you as well as instruct you on how to stay safe.
- Safety uniform – at all times wear a hard hat and high visibility jacket. This is so that people can easily spot you and your head is protected from unsecure / falling objects.
- Always be alert – every minute something changes on a construction site, so it is best to be more alert when on sites. Heavy loads could be being moved or heavy machinery could be crossing the site. Always be alert!
- Never play on construction sites – if a construction site is closed, it is closed for a reason. Do not view this as an opportunity to use it as a play ground.
- Signs – be aware of all signs on construction sites. They are there for a reason and could save your life!
If you think of any other ways to stay safe why not share them with your friends and help them to stay safe too!
Now you are familiar with the risks and how to stay safe, why not enter our “Stay Safe, Stay Away” competitions for 2013?
If you are in Key Stages 1 & 2 why not help by desiging a safety poster that will help other children stay safe when around constructions sites
If you are in Key Stage 3, why not help by creating a short story of no more than 2000 words to educate younger children of the dangers construction sites can pose.
The competition for 2013 is now open, to find out more please visit the ‘competition page’ more information.