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12 Safety Tips for Dam Construction

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In this article, we will discuss safety tips for dam construction.


  1. Introduction  

Safety measures should be carried out in any of the construction sites. One small mistake is enough to occur an accident on the construction site. An accident can take a life of a worker on the construction site. So, to be safe while working on construction sites it is very necessary to adopt all the preventive measures that can avoid accidents on construction sites.

If any accident happens then there should be a facility of first aid as it can save the life of a person. There are a few safety tips that can help you to avoid accidents on construction sites. So, before starting a work always remember the below-mentioned safety tips for dam construction.


  2. Safety Tips for Dam Construction  

Here are 12 safety tips for dam construction sites are as follows: 


  1. Providing Proper Training  

You need to know all the risk factors before starting work that can make you aware of that particular situation. You should be well trained before doing any particular work. Discuss the risk that can arrive while constructing the dam.

Your training should include these factors:

i. Getting safety training classes

ii. Getting full training related to types of equipment (How does it work?)

iii. Inspecting the equipment and checking their part are well functioning or not.

iv. Emergency and first-aid plans.

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  2. Wear Harness While Working on a Dam  

It is very important to wear a harness while working on a Dam. It can save your life. It will protect you from falling down to the ground which can avoid a big accident on site.

Wear Harness While Working on a dam



  3. Create Separate Work Areas  

By creating separate work areas, don’t let to enter any unauthorized person inside the work areas.

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  4. Safe Loading and Unloading  

Special care should be taken while loading and unloading. Check the wire on poles and cables that are far from the vehicle, while unloading. While loading or unloading by workers, extra safety should be considered from their body posture to load carried.

Safe Loading and Unloading


  5. Wear the Safety Equipment  

Safety equipment should be provided for all workers and also for visitors. In the place where the noise is high, earplugs should be used to protect ears from sharp sound. The respiratory equipment should be utilized to protect the nose from dust particles. Don’t forget to wear hand gloves and boots while working with concrete.

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  6. Check electrical appliances and wires daily  

The make a proper path for wire as sometimes it may be dangerous, the worker may get stuck and fell down that might occur an accident. The wire should be inspected daily, the wire where it is naked should be immediately get taped.

Check electrical appliances and wires daily


  7. Use Caution When Operating Heavy Machinery  

While working with machinery vehicles, more awareness should be shown. Here are a few things that need to be followed by an operator:

a. Utilize a seatbelt at all times

b. Apply parking brakes whenever vehicles are not in use

c. Put a block in front or behind the tires when left on an incline or declined.

d. Use a spotter when moving, unloading, and loading equipment

e. Check that mirrors and other visual aids like tail lights are attached and operational.

Use Caution When Operating Heavy Machinery


  8. Keeping a Competent Person  

A competent person is a person who watches all the worker and make sure their safety. All the possible hazards are considered by a competent person.

Keeping a Competent Person


  9. Aware of Surrounding  

While working you should be aware of your surroundings, what is going on in your surrounding. While carrying a load, don’t be too quick.

Aware of Surrounding


  10. Always Stay Hydrated  

While working in the hot sun, usually people get faint due to lack of water in their bodies. So, the competent person should keep his to the individual worker.

Always Stay Hydrated


  11. Always Communicate With Each Other  

There should be a good mutual understanding between workers. There should be a discussion of work and the plan should be executed according to the decision taken.

Always Communicate With Each Other


  12. If in doubt, ask  

If there doubt related to work, equipment is good to ask with experienced manpower. Because they can guide you to operate or run the equipment. So, it is always good to ask whenever there is a doubt.

If in doubt, ask

These were our 12 safety tips for dam construction sites.

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Er. Madhu Krishna Poudel
Er. Madhu Krishna Poudel
He is a founder and lead author of Dream Civil International and his civil engineering research articles has been taken as source by world's top news and educational sites like USA Today, Time, The richest, Wikipedia, etc.
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