Importance of Essential Safety Equipment for Construction Workers

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In Australia, the construction industry has the third highest fatality rate in the country. Some of these fatalities were caused by workers not wearing the right safety gear. Construction companies should ensure a safe workplace for its employees, while its workers should follow strict safety regulations. Safety equipment, along with the construction safety plan, protect workers from injury and harm.

In the construction industry right safety gears is considered the last line of defence against any hazards. Employers are required to implement specified safety measure to controls against hazard and prevent injuries.

Employers are required to provide workers with all essential safety gears and are responsible for their use when necessary. All the safety gears and safety equipment should meet the Australian standards.

TO PROTECT YOUR WORKERS, A CONSTRUCTION SITE OWNER NEEDS TO ORGANISE THE FOLLOWING STEPS:

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STEP - 2
STEP - 3

Develop an essential safety measure Program (ESM)

The ESM should outline hazards and prevention of any hazarfd by properly recording essential safety measure. The ESM information can be stored in ESM cabinet at work site. The program should explain where are all the safety equipment, exit plans, safety documents and more are located. The program needs to cover a complete inspection and maintenance of all the safety equipment.

Eyes and Face Protection

Eye and face protection is needed when workers are exposed to hazards from flying particles, liquid chemicals, acids, chemical gases, vapours and light radiation.

High Visibility Vests

Most construction workers require maximum fire resistance and maximum visibility at work. Many workers prefer the high visibility vests and jackets due to its wide range of applications. These High-Visibility vests come with silver stripes for excellent visibility as well as flame resistance.


At Victoria Fire Protection, we carry a range of high visibility vests in different sizes, so every worker will surely find the perfect size for him to work smartly and safely at the construction site. They are also soft and flexible for maximum convenience.

Safety cabinets are an essential element of keeping records of fire safety equipment safe.

If you are looking for more information, visit our product section online. Contact us today for your essential safety needs.

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