Heavy Equipment Accidents and How to Avoid Them
Construction sites are prone to accidents and one has to be overly cautious when working inside a site. He/she must also follow all the safety measures to avoid a mishap and stay away from a potential danger. Most of the accidents that happen in a construction site are because of the negligence of the victim. However at times, it has been witnessed that a part of the heavy equipment had gone faulty that became the reason for the accident. By following safety measures, one can avoid the accidents that happen without the involvement of a machine; but how can one ensure the safety of others in a construction site when accidents are happening because of heavy equipments that has gone awry and has stopped working as it used to.
Well, the most suitable solution for this would be to replace the faulty part of the machine with a new one and check if it works fine then. If the problem still persists, it is prudent to get rid of the old machine and get a new one instead. This is a quickie. However, its costs a lot to buy a new machine and hence companies search for alternatives when they find their machines would not stretch more from here on. To be precise, they have not enough alternatives at their disposal. What they could have done was serviced the machine at regular intervals which would have revived the wear and tear caused on it over the years. Construction companies should have a maintenance department whose duty would be to ensure that the machines are in good order and they do not falter at work. Maintaining the machine by oiling them regularly and if necessary replacing the old part with a newer one should be the responsibility of the maintenance department.
Construction companies doing huge businesses are highly dependent on heavy equipments. With changes in technology, they need to introduce new machines that are comparatively far better than its predecessors. Not doing so can have serious consequences on the workers operating them. For example:- A person who just graduated from a technical institute have learnt to deal with machines with the latest technology. If he is asked to operate a machine of an older model, he may not understand the functionalities associated with the machine and might end up doing an accident. This means that either you stop recruiting the young guys in your company or change the old piece of metal with newer ones. Changes are bound to happen and in order to conduct business the way you always used to do, imbibing these changes and implementing them in your business will eventually help to avoid accidents in the workplace.
Avoiding controllable error is another significant step in reducing the instances of accidents occurring in the workplace. Controllable errors are errors that can be avoided. They are errors that are within your reach and can be eliminated. Lot of accidents happen due to sheer negligence which is nothing but controllable errors. Once these errors are contained, rest will follow smoothly.