Risks, Hazards And Preventative Measures For Construction Companies  

Construction can be a tricky business – one which isn’t very safe either. There are a number of things you need to look out for when you’re an employer, or a worker within the construction industry. Here is a list of risks or hazards you may encounter in the construction industry:

  • Instability risks
  • Slip, trip and fall risks
  • Construction machinery risks
  • Drowning risks
  • Electricity risks
  • Fire and explosion risks
  • Traffic risks
  • Gas risks
  • Asphyxia risks
  • Green job risks
  • Traffic risks


You can prevent some of these serious risks or hazards from causing injuries, by focusing on the workers or work teams, the workplace, the materials, the equipment and the organization. Most times, there are domain categories in which they are placed. These include the following:

  • Technical measures, such as engineering controls, safety signs, maintenance, and personal protective gear.
  • Organizational measures, such as safety management systems, procedures, rules and more.
  • Personal/behavioral measures, such as safety training, hazard recognition, awareness raising, behavioral-based safety programs (BBS) and more.


A safe work place is crucial and ensuring that you have the right safety procedures and policies for things such as working at heights, first aid CPR, confined space entry, as well as things like WHMIS-GHS can create a great work environment that is safe and productive. Since Advanced Consulting and Training Ltd.’s founding, their diverse team of certified health and safety professionals have taken great pride in their ability to deliver prompt, cost-effective and relevant workplace health and safety solutions. As a CPO approved, TSSA accredited, and WSIB approved provider, we look forward to discussing how ACT can help with your company’s safety requirements. Contact us today.

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