In the construction, infrastructure and telecom industry you have to deal with (major) risks on a daily basis. Working with heights, entering a confined space or working above water. Think, for example, of activities such as inspecting antenna masts and high-voltage structures and working on the roofs of high buildings.
Fall protection in construction, infrastructure and telecom
The construction, infrastructure and telecom industry are inextricably linked to safety. Training and personal protective equipment (PPE) are required to guarantee the safety of all involved and to comply with legislation and regulations. The right training ensures that your employees are informed which PPE is needed and how to use it in their specific situation. It also discusses how the government has described working safely with PPE and what the obligations are in this regard.
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Rescue and evacuation in construction, infrastructure and telecom
No matter how thoroughly and efficiently safety is organized in and around the workplace; there will always be a residual risk that will cause an employee to be rescued or have to be evacuated. Fortunately, there are a number of professional emergency services available to support this. However, some workplaces are so remote that waiting for expert help takes too long. Due to the statutory emergency response obligation (self-reliance), the employer is obliged to provide its employees with sufficient tools to be able to act adequately in all emergency situations.
Rope acces: Rope access: hard-to-reach locations in construction, telecom and infra
The construction, infrastructure and telecom industries are complex. Work must be carried out in locations that cannot be reached by collective means. Think of entering a silo, cleaning the outside of a storage tank or inspecting the underside of a bridge. This would be possible by means of rope access techniques, or rope access. This last option in the occupational hygiene strategy demands a lot from the user. But once mastered it creates a lot of possibilities. When the right guidelines are followed, it is a very safe way of working and can be very cost-effective.
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Height rescue in construction, infrastructure or telecom
More complex access calls for more specialist rescue. There are already a number of fire brigades that specialize in height rescue. In the event of an emergency, they can be alerted. If such activities occur more often, it may be advisable to set up your own standby rescue team. After thorough training, this team has the capacity to act in the event of an emergency. This way you are not dependent on third parties with the associated long(er) arrival time.
Confined spaces in construction, infrastructure and telecom
It's like entering another world. Risks such as suffocation, entrapment, electrocution or explosion are completely different and require a specific approach. Dangerous situations must be recognized and recognized early. Supervision and supervision form the external link. How can the safety and comfort of the employee be guaranteed? Knowledge of the risks and of setting up a workplace in such circumstances ensure that the work can be performed safely. Look at our courses for work and rescue in confined spaces.
First aid and emergency response in construction, infrastructure and telecom
Knowing what to do in an emergency is essential. A rescue or evacuation does not just happen; there is always a reason. For example, an employee may need to be rescued due to an injury or condition. Rescue is therefore usually accompanied by the provision of life-saving actions or first aid. First aid in industry should be organized differently than in an urban environment. The risks are different in nature and so is the chance of a specific type of injury. The company emergency plan forms the basis for which training is required and what the contents of the first aid kit should be.
Relevant courses and information: first aid courses.