Monday , February 26 2024

Extra emphasis Labor Inspectorate on working safely in construction

The Labor Inspectorate pays extra attention to the construction industry on Saba, Sint Eustatius and later also on Bonaire during May and June. The Labor Inspectorate carries out additional inspections at various construction sites, as is customary during this period. Construction companies are also asked to properly inform and instruct their employees about safe and healthy working practices.

To support this information, the Labor Inspectorate offers both a brochure and a poster with important points for attention. These topics are clarified with illustrations, showing what is or is not correct.

Working safely and healthily is a joint task, which starts with thinking and discussing how the work can be carried out safely and healthily. Because several companies often carry out work at the construction site at the same time, it is also important that the companies make agreements with each other about safety at the construction site, under the supervision of the main contractor.

Construction work often involves working at certain heights, which can be dangerous. A fall from a height of 2.5 meters can lead to serious injury or even a fatal accident. Partly because of this, it is essential to think together about working safely and to take the right measures.



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