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Safety considerations for construction work

Working at a construction site can be extremely unpredictable when compared to other sectors. The nature of construction site hazards will require purpose-built personal protective equipment (PPE) to minimise injury risk and the loss of productivity resulting in time off work. It is vital that provisions are made to equip workers with the right PPE for the task at hand, ensuring a higher level of safety across the board. Reach out to us to request a worksite assessment for your workplace.

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CONSTRUCTION SITE HAZARDS

Accidents and injury affect the standards of health and safety in construction. According to Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) data1, 87% of reported work-related illness and injury cases in the 2017-18 period involved employees, with 76% (372,300 individuals) requiring paid leave and 60% requiring time off work for recovery or rehabilitation. The construction sector is overrepresented, with 59 reported injury or illness cases per 1000 employed persons1 – the highest of any industry.

ANSELL SOLUTIONS FOR CONSTRUCTION SAFETY

Cut resistant gloves provide different levels of protection for workers in the construction sector. This type of PPE protects against cuts and lacerations.
Prevents damage from rough materials and repetitive actions that can wear down gloves. This type of PPE protects against scratches and scrapes on the skin.
Protects workers operating heavy machinery from crushed hands and broken bones. This type of PPE protects against crush, pinch and impact injuries.

Industry Guide

Review our full industry guide to get the most recommended safety solutions to protect workers from hazards they face in the construction industry.
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Choosing Your Cut Protection

There are six cut resistance ratings (A-F) and determining the necessary levels of cut protection required can sometimes be confusing. We’ll help you!
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