The main safety risk noted can be divided into many other lists but in this eBook an effort has been made to try and discuss each safety risk using a short description, understanding why they are more likely to occur in the environment of a remote construction or mining site.
Each safety risk is listed below, giving a short example of a reason why they should always be considered in the heavy industry:
- Work environment: the extreme warm and cold climates often associated with the location of an outdoor site during the summer and winter months cannot be cooled or warmed up.
- Remote communication systems and procedures: connection issues may occur in remote spaces. Perhaps in a high, isolated mining site where signals are hard to get recover.
- Physical and psychological fitness for duty: with aging workers common in the construction industry, a safety risk such as fatigue from the heavy work involved is often more likely.
- Vehicles and Travel: vehicles not being fit for their purpose is another possible safety risk. Freezing locations or perhaps areas without proper roads or pavements may require more specialized trucks, or machinery.
- Information, training and supervision: specialists may often be required, to provide workers unaware of a safety risk involved in a certain location with relevant training.
- Emergency plans and procedures: a safety risk such as the lack of an appropriate roadway, could double the amount of time it takes an ambulance to reach a more remote location.
This eBook goes on to give a short description of other problems these safety risks can be associated with and why they are often more of a problem in remote working areas. For example, how long it can take for an ambulance to reach a remote, cold location. Download this Ebook to learn more.