Construction sites are very dangerous and a minor mistake can lead to major injuries to pedestrians and construction workers. The injured persons can sue the construction company, thus leading to lengthy, expensive lawsuits. It is the responsibility of a construction company to keep the construction site safe, otherwise they are exposed to claims of negligence.
It is the duty of the construction company to use barricades to limit access to the site. Pedestrians should keep a safe distance from construction sites to prevent injuries. It is the duty of the construction company to post warning signs to all access points in the site. It should also ensure that all workers at the sites have protective gear such as face shields and hard hats. The construction company should ensure that the site is closed at night, inspect construction equipment properly, train workers on the safe use of equipment and machinery, secure materials on cords and hooks properly and ensure that it uses safety devices to prevent falling debris and objects such as tool guards, brace structures, catch platforms and debris nets. (more…)