Observing occupational safety in trenching and excavation works

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Civil contractors Sydney are bind by regulations to observe safety at work. Companies are mandated to make sure all workers practice safety measures which include the proper use of equipment and the wearing of protective gears (safety glasses, helmets, gloves, shoes). Accidents can happen at the workplace, which can lead to the unfortunate loss of lives and suspension of work operations. One of the works where workers should observe safety is trenching and excavation works.

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Observing occupational safety in trenching and excavation works

  1. 1. Observing Occupational Safety in Trenching and Excavation Works Civil contractors Sydney are bind by regulations to observe safety at work. One of the works where workers should observe safety is trenching and excavation works.Level 1 Authorised Service Provider Civil Contractors Sydney Level 1 ASP
  2. 2. Observing Occupational Safety in Trenching and Excavation Works Companies are mandated to make sure all workers practice safety measures which include the proper use of equipment and the wearing of protective gears.Level 1 Authorised Service Provider Civil Contractors Sydney Level 1 ASP
  3. 3. Hazards at Trenches and Excavations Cave-ins (a collapse of geologic formation, mine or structure usually occurring during mining or tunnelling),Level 1 Authorised Service Provider Civil Contractors Sydney Level 1 ASP
  4. 4. Hazards at Trenches and Excavations asphyxiation (lack of oxygen in a confined space),Level 1 Authorised Service Provider Civil Contractors Sydney Level 1 ASP
  5. 5. Hazards at Trenches and Excavations inhalation of smoke or any toxic fumesLevel 1 Authorised Service Provider Civil Contractors Sydney Level 1 ASP
  6. 6. The Terrifying Numbers In the United States, statistics showed that 271 workmen perished in various trenching or excavation cave-in incidents from 2000 to 2006.Level 1 Authorised Service Provider Civil Contractors Sydney Level 1 ASP
  7. 7. The Terrifying Numbers A more terrifying statistics on construction activities that took place between 1992 and 2000Level 1 Authorised Service Provider Civil Contractors Sydney Level 1 ASP
  8. 8. Companies’ Disregard for Safety There are companies that do not only pay for workers’ insurance coverage, but also do not impose proper safety procedures at the workplaces.Level 1 Authorised Service Provider Civil Contractors Sydney Level 1 ASP
  9. 9. Companies’ Disregard for Safety There are scrupulous managers or contractors who are only after profitsLevel 1 Authorised Service Provider Civil Contractors Sydney Level 1 ASP
  10. 10. Effects of Accidents companies will feel greater losses if they do not apply safety procedures at work operations and accidents can be very costlyLevel 1 Authorised Service Provider Civil Contractors Sydney Level 1 ASP
  11. 11. Effects of Accidents A trenching or excavation accidents can result to both deaths and the financial costs.Level 1 Authorised Service Provider Civil Contractors Sydney Level 1 ASP
  12. 12. Effects of Accidents Work stoppage to give way to rescue/recovery operationsLevel 1 Authorised Service Provider Civil Contractors Sydney Level 1 ASP
  13. 13. Effects of Accidents Additional labour and time to excavate the collapsed trenchLevel 1 Authorised Service Provider Civil Contractors Sydney Level 1 ASP
  14. 14. Effects of Accidents Compensation for workers, hospital bills, insurance coverage, funeral expensesLevel 1 Authorised Service Provider Civil Contractors Sydney Level 1 ASP
  15. 15. Effects of Accidents Additional paperwork on investigation of the accidentLevel 1 Authorised Service Provider Civil Contractors Sydney Level 1 ASP
  16. 16. Effects of Accidents Fines and other penalties, suspension of work, closure of business and cancellation of business and working permitLevel 1 Authorised Service Provider Civil Contractors Sydney Level 1 ASP

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