At Hydraulic Breaker Services, LLC, we don’t just know about rock breaker hammers, hydraulic breakers, and financing options. We also know just how important construction site safety is for managers and contractors alike. The summer season is the busiest season for construction professionals — but it can also be one of the most dangerous. Use these three quick tips to help construction professionals stay safer on the job this summer.
Stay hydrated. Depending on where you’re located, your construction workers may be doing their jobs in up to 100 degree weather. Encourage your employees to stay hydrated by offering a “hydration station” loaded up with plenty of water and sports’ drinks to rehydrate and replenish electrolytes.
Educate your workers. Knowing the first signs of heatstroke and severe dehydration can empower your employees to act fast in the event of an emergency. Hold a seminar or meeting for your entire crew to learn about the dangers of heat overexposure and how to spot the earliest signs of illness.
Switch up your schedule. If it’s possible, you may want to consider adjusting your employees’ work schedules to avoid working when the sun is at its hottest. Sunburns are most common between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. If you’re able, pushing your workers to arrive early in the morning or work during the evening can do wonders for health and safety. Using the right tools is crucial for construction site safety. Unfortunately, many business owners don’t have the funding to replace their tools immediately when they become worn down. Rebuilt hydraulic breakers and hammers from Hydraulic Breaker Services are an affordable and safe option to replace older tools. If you’d like to learn more about the new and certified rebuilt tools available from Hydraulic Breaker Services, LLC, give our team a call today or browse our website for more information.