Natural disasters or accidents due to equipment malfunction are things that we don’t have control over. We all had our lessons from last year and we know how being unprepared can scar us big time. Money, time, and resources will be wasted if you are to be caught off guard. It is hard to fight an enemy that you can’t see, even harder if you don’t know when it will hit. The best that we can do is to prepare ourselves and the whole team so everybody knows what to do when the time comes
At construction sites, machine malfunctions and human errors are common scenarios but having a quick response plan can help save a life. Getting your equipment checked on a regular basis can help identify its weakness and may prevent it from going out of order. Additionally, investing in a natural disaster or health safety training will benefit you and your business more than you can imagine. There are a lot of ways to prepare your business and your team for an emergency and having this knowledge is a good investment to have.
In an article published by For Construction Pros, we will learn how important it is to know what to do during emergencies and how you can help your team prepare for this.
Here are four steps to take to make sure your team is ready to take action in the event of an emergency:
- Train workers in first aid and CPR. When a health issue or injury occurs on the job, the most critical minutes are those between the 911 call and the arrival of first responders. That’s why it’s so important to have crew members properly trained to help. The American Red Cross recommends that 10-15% of your workforce be certified in first aid and CPR. (Keep their certification current as guidelines may change from year to year.) The Red Cross is a good place to start to find training in your area.