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Importance of safety training in the construction industry!

At various phases and locations, construction sites are full of potential risks. Accidents incidents are prevalent, whether due to mechanical failure or human mistakes while handling construction materials or working at heights, and in most situations, basic knowledge and safety measures would have prevented the tragedies. Yet so many construction companies only realize it after some accident or incident has occurred.

Occupational dangers remain all too high across the world, despite significant advancements in workplace health and safety over the years, because not everyone takes safety seriously. In addition to the devastating human cost of injury and death, it is also one of the largest wasteful expenditures that businesses confront. Companies have to face legal implications, court cases and compensations not to mention the loss of reputation.

Why do health and safety programs & training matter?

The significance of a safety program was highlighted in a research published in the December 2014 issue of Science Daily, which looked at two dairy factories, one with a safety program and the other without. As per the findings, there was a 75 percent difference in occupational accidents between the two groups. The Statistics show that the Construction industry ranks 2nd in highest no. of fatalities and accidents incidents. We can only imagine how many families are impacted daily by this problem. Safety programmes can prevent a lot of accidents, incidents, tragedies, loss of limb or life, hence safety training programmes matter.


Benefits of best construction safety courses UAE

As we have seen, construction sites are full of dangers and always at high risk of accidents and incidents. If appropriate safety training is given many typical construction dangers may be minimized or eliminated. A safe workplace will lower total construction costs, in addition to the obvious advantage of keeping workers safe. For example, appropriate safety training can help to decrease insured casualties, executive penalties/fines, and litigation.


Safety training should never be considered a throwaway duty, regardless of delays or imminent deadlines. Every employee is required to attend safety briefings and participate in training programs. Ignorance or negligence of one may cause harm to another. The mere fact that these courses keep workers' safety in mind might be useful. Managers, supervisors, and workers must devote time and effort to enroll and take helpful construction safety courses and guidance. Contractors can drastically minimize job injuries and deaths by providing proper training to their workforce. And the Management must prioritize safety above all as it affects the lives of their workers and their families.


Occupational health & Safety training has always been there, but have you considered providing such training to your workers ? Formerly OHSAS 18001 a occupational health and safety standard is now replaced with ISO 45001:2018 Standard. It is an international standard for achieving occupational health and safety by establishing an OHS Management System. This standard focuses on Hazards, Risks, compliance to legal requirements and much more. Many organizations are already getting certified and taking training for the same.

If you are thinking of Safety, SQC provides Awareness, Internal Auditor, Lead Auditor Courses Training both accredited and non-accredited. And if you are not yet certified for

ISO consultancy, ISO certification for Occupational Health & Safety