Construction sites are very hazardous place to work at. At such places, there is every chance of an accident to happen. There could be falling debris, scaffolding may break, someone may fall from the rooftop or the scaffolds, getting struck by moving equipment or unguarded projections, electrocution and so on. For working in such sites, to ensure personnel safety and to prevent any loss to equipment, it is very essential that all safety practices to be adhered to without fail. Through this certification program you will get an insight into many of the safety measures and safety equipment that personnel working in construction sites should use. One also gets aware of the various safety standards and the regulations that are put into place to ensure safety of the workers.
Eligibility and course duration
Passed high school or ITI passed. Duration of the program is one year.
More about the course
Among all industries, the construction industry has one of the highest rate of mortality. The likelihood of an incident or accident is very high in construction. As such some safe working practices have been drawn for the construction industry, which every construction firm and their employees have to conform with. These standards or practices if conformed with, reduces the risk of fatal accidents markedly. Some of these standards are regarding scaffolds, protection from fall, ladders, head protection, noise protection, protection from electrical shock, working at heights, working on electrical equipment, excavating earth and so on. You get to learn how scaffolds are to be designed and tied, what material to use to tie them. You learn about fall protection and erecting systems such as guard rails, safety nets, fall arrest systems and the like. Among other things that you learn are about ladders and staircases and how they should be. It also speaks about cranes, their rated capacity, the ropes and hooks on the crane, etc. Then there is something called hazard communication and the ability to recognize a hazard before it occurs.
You can get employed in the construction sites as a safety supervisor. You can be a certified safety professional that makes you eligible for job in a number of industries, especially construction and civil engineering works. Safety supervisors and officers are in great demand in every organization especially those that have a high element of risk associated with their job. You can take up higher qualifications in the field of safety.
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