Construction sites are flooded daily with a steady stream of workers, subcontractors, and people who are familiar with the safety regulations of the workplace. Many visitors, however, don’t have the same knowledge and training to ensure their safety on the job site. By implementing a policy specifically for visitors, you can limit the safety risks for everyone.
- Designate visitor-friendly areas – one way to ensure visitor safety is to keep certain areas of the job site off limits. Mark these spaces clearly and confirm with visitors that they understand the designation.
- Provide clear visitor identification – from the beginning of the visit to the end. Use visitor management software to store visitor information, input badge numbers, or print visitor passes. This helps limit issues with handwriting or shift changes that might happen during the visitor’s time on site.
- Enforce dress code policies – just as you would for workers, enforce the dress code of the job site with visitors. It isn’t necessarily fashionable, but it’s safe.
- Make sure visitors understand site rules – with a verbal or written summary. Long waivers are rarely read, despite their importance. Once the visitor understands, have them sign an acknowledgement form.
No policy is effective without proper enforcement, but with the implementation of the right system, it can definitely work.