Even on small construction sites there will be big hazards. Some of them take an experienced eye to spot and others – such as trucks, excavators and cranes - are pretty obvious. But just because a hazard is obvious doesn’t mean you can drop your guard.
It doesn’t matter how fit or strong you are, you’ll always come off second best if you get hit by a three tonne digger. So it makes sense to take the time to plan safe use of any vehicles, plant and machinery.
That’s where WorkSafe New Zealand’s Absolutely Essential Health and Safety Toolkit for Small Construction Sites comes in. It’s a short, sharp starter course in the basics of health and safety. And it will point you in the direction of more detailed guidance and information if you need it.
Click here for the Toolkits tips on working with vehicles & machinery