The Construction industry is infamous for its high casualty numbers. It is recognised as a high hazard industry with a wide range of activities involving building, alteration/repair and demolition.
Construction workers engage in many activities that may expose themselves to serious hazards with both acute (immediate) and chronic (long-term) effects.
The International Labour Organization (ILO) highlights the following statistics:
Construction is among the most hazardous industries. In economically advanced countries, construction workers are 3 to 4 times more likely to have a fatal accident at work than other workers. Many more suffer from ill-health and die from occupational diseases arising from accumulated exposure to hazardous substances. In less developed countries, the risks associated with construction work are 3 to 6 times greater. Work-related accidents and ill-health come at direct and indirect costs for businesses and societies, let alone the incommensurable suffering and loss that workers and their families bear.
It is not uncommon on mega-projects (or projects of any signfiicant size) to employ a diverse workforce with different:
- Contractors & Countries (payments & conditions)
- Culture & Complacency (attitude to risk)
- Communication (language)
Construction Safety Cards are designed to provide a common ‘Visual Vocabulary‘ to enage (and keep engaged) international (and also local) workforces so that they are aware of Hazards, recognise Threats & respect Controls.
The decks include Performance Influencing Factors cards that can contribute to errors with potentially fatal consequences.
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