Due to high levels of fatal and near-fatal accidents, worksite safety in the construction industry has been under national scrutiny for some time. In a study of workman’s compensation claims in Australia, Safe Work Australia found that painting is one of the most common occupations for fatal falls on a worksite. We take this type of data seriously – the safety of our workers and our customers is always our greatest concern.
Job sites can be chaotic – moving people, loud noises and large machines can make keeping track of more than what is going on in front of you difficult. While painting often comes after the majority of the construction has been completed, that does not mean these workers are any less likely to be injured on the job. Risks to painters include:
- Falls (Scaffolding, ladders, buildings, ramps)
- Falling debris
- Inhalation of fumes
- Cuts, scrapes, and sprains
Safety on the Jobsite
Following stringent safety procedures on the job site is a critical part of preventing workplace injury. All of our workers are trained, certified and insured to work in high-risk construction areas. Our teams all have Working at Heights tickets and other relevant certifications to ensure that they conduct themselves, and their project, in as responsible and safe a manner as possible at all times.
We provide continuing worksite safety training to all of our employees for their safety, as well as the safety of other contractors and our customers. There are many regulations that exist to maintain safe workspaces in the construction industry. Our staff will keep you updated regarding any safety concerns and regulations that impact you, your staff and your customers.