Why is there so much paperwork in construction?
Construction is a heavily regulated industry, and for good reason. Construction workers are often exposed to a variety of potential hazards on the job site. To help protect workers, construction companies must comply with a host of safety regulations.
One way construction companies can meet these safety regulations is by having the proper safety-related paperwork in place. This paperwork helps ensure that workers are aware of potential hazards and know how to protect themselves. All paperwork should be readily available to workers and should be reviewed and updated as needed.
Job Safety Analysis (JSA)
A JSA is a document that identifies potential hazards associated with a job and outlines specific control measures to mitigate those hazards.
Hazard Comunication Plan (HCP)
An HCP is a document that outlines how workers will be informed of potential hazards on the job site and what steps they need to take to protect themselves.
Safety data sheets (SDSs)
SDSs provide information on the potential hazards of chemicals and other materials used on the job site. They also outline specific control measures to mitigate those hazards.
SWMSs (Safe Work Method Statements)
SWMSs detail the high risk work activities associated with a project and the controls that need to be in place to mitigate those risks.
Hazard report form
Hazard report forms are used to document potential hazards on the job site. These forms help construction companies track and address potential hazards in a timely manner.
An injury report is a document that is used to record any injuries that occur on the job site. This information can be used to help improve safety on future projects. A report must be filed for every injury that occurs, no matter how minor.
An incident report is a document that is used to record any incidents that occur on the job site. This information can be used to help improve safety on future projects.
If you don’t have the proper safety-related paperwork in place, you could be putting your workers at risk and you may also be subject to fines or other penalties.
We understand that dealing with paperwork can be time-consuming and frustrating. But when it comes to safety, it’s important to do things by the book. If you have any questions about safety-related paperwork, we specialise in helping construction companies comply with safety regulations. Contact us today to learn more!
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