Safety expert plugs construction ‘stand-downs’
– for fall prevention, tool box talks with workers
Local Health and Safety Consultant Dale Beresford is advocating an officially backed “national fall prevention stand-down” in the construction industry, to allow “breathing space to raise awareness of preventing fall hazards in the sector.”
Beresford recently conducted an exhaustive interview on the theme of creating a more responsible safety and health culture in an expanding construction sector. Part of this was published in last Friday’s issue of the Stabroek Business. Beresford said he is calling for the exercise to enhance awareness among employers and employees about the importance of safety and health standards in a changing construction environment.