Value Safety in Construction by Developing a Plan
As a general contractor or subcontractor, you prioritize safety on every job site. A great way to show this and keep on track of safety is to develop a construction and safety management plan. This is a document you must have to fulfill OSHA requires and establish guidelines that protect everyone who works on the project site. Here are some tips on how to write one!
Create a New Plan for Each Job
Each construction project you perform will require a unique safety plan so be sure you don’t recycle the same previous plan for future jobs. Each plan should be specific to that project and address specific challenges ahead.
Cover All Your Bases
In general, a plan will be thorough for each project and cover a variety of areas, including:
- Job hazard analysis
- Safety chain of command and related roles and responsibilities
- Methods for managing tiered subcontractors
- Hazard communications
- Training qualifications
- Daily safety huddles
- Methods of work procedure
- Disciplinary action plan
- Incident response plan
- Crisis plan
- Housekeeping plan
- Fall protection plan
- Equipment crane plan
Your plan should outline roles and responsibilities, identifying the project manager, emergency contact person, and key personnel. Write down major safety components on the job site each day.
Prepare an Incident Response Plan
Accidents happen – even when you’re careful. If something gets damaged or someone is injured, you should kmow how to handle it immediately. The incident response plan outlines the steps the contractors should take if the worst does happen.
Update Job Hazards as Needed
The job hazard analysis should include the project’s tasks, hazards, and safety controls. It must be detailed and cover all aspects of the project from start to finish. Daily hazards and controls should be listed on the daily report form.
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