The Construction industry employs approx 6% of the UK workforce, but accounts for 30% of all fatalities.  Don’t become the next statistic.


  1. People not thinking about what they are doing.
  2. People not following instructions
  3. People not following training they’ve been given
  4. Unsafe manual handling, loading, stacking and storing.
  5. Overloading of working places, scaffolding, hoists etc.
  6. Incorrect use of plant and machinery
  7. Use of faulty equipment with improvised repairs.
  8. Illegal removal of guards and barriers.
  9. Failure to use protective safety equipment.
  10. Ignoring safety signals, signs and warning devices.


  1. Pain, suffering and continuing disability.
  2. Loss of earnings and extra expense due to disability
  3. Incapacity for the job and your leisure activities.
  4. Unable to support family and possible family break-up.

To avoid accidents:

  1. Don’t remove guards from machines.
  2. Don’t handle substances without knowing the hazards
  3. Don’t use machines if not trained and follow instructions.
  4. Always comply with safe working practices.
  5. Wear and use PPE correctly, don’t abuse it.
  6. Don’t direct compressed air at yourself or others, it kills.
  7. Never mess around while working.
  8. Never use defective equipment or machinery.
  9. Help to keep the workplace clean and tidy.
  10. Wash and dry hands to remove substances from skin.
  11. Report unsafe conditions to your Supervisor.
  12. Use correct tools and equipment for the job.
  13. Obey all safety rules and signs.
  14. Don’t leave tools lying about where they can fall.

Q. What is a cause of accidents regarding plant?
Q. If you saw an unsafe condition what would you do?
Q. What could the cost of an accident be to you?
Q. Before using substances what must you find out?
Q. Why shouldn’t you mess around on site?
Q. What is a cause of accidents in working places?
Q. How could an accident to you affect your family?
Q. Why shouldn’t you remove guards from machinery?

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